New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern says the country will stop in silence for two minutes on Friday to remember the victims of the mosque shootings.
New Zealand Prime minister announces national broadcast of call to prayer as first burials from terror attack take place. The attacks on the mosques by an armed gunman, which resulted in the deaths of 50 people and the injury of 50 others, happened on Friday March 15.
Ms Ardern also said arrangements for a memorial service, likely to be held next week, were still being made.
“While it will be in Christchurch, we are looking at how we can involve the rest of New Zealand,” she told reporters in Christchurch on Wednesday. The world does not need to know the name of the shooter. We need to know the names of the innocent people who were stolen from their families too soon.
While her Visit Cashmere high school, she was greeted by a Haka performed by pupils. She assured the students “It’s OK to grieve” and encouraged them to call or text the 1737 number if they need support.