Christchurch terror attack: Women around New Zealand wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslim community

Women around the country wore headscarves today, in a show of support for the Muslim community. 

The movement began after many Muslim women expressed they were too scared to wear their Hijab in public after last Friday's mosque attacks. 

A simple gesture, but a symbol of unity with their Muslim sisters. 

Women across New Zealand are donning headscarves to show their support.

And so today, those who don't wear the Hijab, changed a small part of their daily dress to show Muslim women they are safe here.   

In Auckland, headscarves were given out for free at a local market, even lending a hand putting them on.

And in Christchurch, one man used what he had around the house to make headscarves to hand out at today's Hagley Park prayers. 

"I have a lot of fabric in my home and I have three sewing machines and so use the material that I maybe won't use, to respect the victims of the shooting," said Markus Hadipurnomo.

A small gesture carrying a big message to the Muslim community that they are not alone.  

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