Christchurch terror attack: Thousands march for love

Around 2000 people marched through Christchurch in the name of love on Saturday.

The event took place to remember those killed in an attack on the Deans Ave and Linwood Ave mosques on Friday, March 15.

Fifty people were killed in the shootings.

A group of people standing holding hands.
People at the march. Photo credit: Newshub.

Three secondary school students organised the event, with one telling Newshub they asked people to wear bright clothes to the march.

"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," 16-year-old Marshall Setu said.

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A huge amount of flowers.
The march passes flowers left for a memorial. Photo credit: Newshub.

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel spoke to the crowd, tearfully telling them she was proud of how they rallied together to unite.

Photos from the event show people holding hands in Hagley Park during a moment of silence and a small child talking to a police officer who is holding a large gun.

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