Christchurch terror attack: Manukau mosque to hold memorial service for victims

A Manukau mosque is hosting a memorial service for the Christchurch victims.

Fifty people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside the Deans Ave and Linwood Ave mosques in Christchurch on Friday, March 15.

Inter-faith leaders will speak at the Baitul Muqeet mosque in Manukau on Saturday afternoon.

"There's an opportunity for us to get together as one people, as one nation, and mourn the deaths of people we hardly knew. But as human beings, this is the least we can do," spokesperson Bashir Khan said.

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Khan told Newshub a memorial service for the victims will take place, with leaders of a number of faiths speaking.

"We talk about how we continue building on the good things we've done, that we should suppress any form of anger or hatred."

A vigil will also be held at Hamilton's mosque at 8pm on Saturday.


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