Christchurch terror attack: March for love to be held in Christchurch on Saturday

Thousands will be marching through the streets of Christchurch Saturday morning in a show of love and hope.

The event has been organised by three secondary school students, who say they identify with feeling discrimination.

Christchurch is currently reeling with the aftereffects of last week's terrorist attack, which saw 50 people killed when a gunman opened fire inside the Deans Ave and Linwood Ave mosques.

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Tens of thousands of people are expected to take part in the march, donning colourful clothes for the event.

Sixteen-year-old organiser Marshall Setu says there will be speeches, prayer, haka and waiata.

"Love is the most powerful force that we can use to fight hate. By joining together as a community and showing our love and support, we can really make a change and fight this discrimination."

Marshall said the colour scheme will be important.

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"It's a really important part of the event that people wear bright colours - it symbolises hope, it symbolises the optimism we have for the future."

It will begin at 10am and will walk down Rolleston Avenue to the Botanical Gardens to lay flowers.