$7.4 Mn raised via public funding for NZ terror attack victims

People attend a vigil in tribute to the victims of the twin mosques shootings Christchurch

People attend a vigil in tribute to the victims of the twin mosques shootings Christchurch

Smelling of fresh paint, the two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, where a gunman killed 50 worshippers last week, reopened their doors on Saturday, with many survivors among the first to walk in and pray for those who died.

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum tweeted an image of the lit tower, with a message of solidarity.

Zaed Moustafa (in wheelchair), the son of Hussein Mohamed Khalil Moustafa, a victim of the mosque attacks, attends Friday prayers at Hagley Park outside Al-Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand March 22, 2019.

Ardern has been widely praised for her response to the attack, meeting victims' families and quickly acting to tighten gun laws in the country.

"We are allowing 15 people at a time, just to get some normality", said Saiyad Hassen, a volunteer at Al Noor.

Till now people have donated More Than $7.4 Million to Help Families in New Zealand Mosque Shooting.

A huge group of mourners, estimated to number between 20,000 and 40,000 by local police, came to Hagley Park on Saturday evening to honor and remember the victims of what New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called a terrorist attack.

People attend a vigil for victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch New Zealand
People attend a vigil for victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch New Zealand

Al Noor had remained closed partly so that workers could fix bullet-pocked walls and clean blood-spattered floors, and on Saturday there was little obvious indication of what took place there.

"The support gives us hope and optimism that migrant and refugee communities in this country can have a level playing field", she said.

A video of New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern being invited to join the Islamic faith by a Muslim man has gone viral.

"New Zealand mourns with you".

Many women have also donned headscarves to show their support.

Shahadat Hossain, whose brother Mojammel Haque was killed in the attack, arrived in New Zealand on Saturday to bring his brother's body back to Bangladesh.

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