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Human chain shields prayer goers one week after the Christchurch shooting

22 March 2019

As thousands gathered to remember the 50 people killed by a lone gunman at two mosques a week ago, the Muslim call to prayer rang out around New Zealand on Friday. The event was hosted by Anglican Advocacy Wellington. Co-organizer of the human chain event, Daniel Kleinsman told local media that this was not a new idea.

In Wellington, hundreds of people locked in arms around Kilbirnie mosque complex, shielding the muslims during their Friday prayers. In a powerful speech to about 5,000 people in front of Al Noor mosque, Imam Gamal Fouda said through its love and compassion, New Zealand is unbreakable.