Malaysia's prime minister says Muslim countries need to look for new ways to reduce the atmosphere of hatred and anger toward Muslims that prompted the deadly attack on mosques in New Zealand.
New Zealand's flag was flown at half-mast as students, staff, academics and local residents gathered in Christ Church college's Peckwater Quad to sing the country's national anthem.
"To the families of the victims, your loved ones did not die in vain".
Ardern, who swiftly denounced the attack as terrorism, announced a ban on military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws on Thursday. Female police at the park also wore headscarves, with a red rose on their uniforms.
(Kerry Marshall/Getty Images) Women wearing headscarves are invited into the grounds of the Hastings Mosque before prayers on March 22, 2019 in Hastings, New Zealand.
"Thank you for your words and tears of compassion".Читайте также: John McCain's daughter issues rare public statement condemning Trump
Guterres first spoke at Friday prayers in the mosque at the Islamic Cultural Center in Manhattan and then addressed the media at its school.
"Thank you for your tears". He told reporters outside that "hate speech is spreading like wildfire".
The #headscarfforharmony movement was trending on Twitter on Friday, with people posting photos of themselves in the Muslim attire.
Muslims account for just over 1 percent of New Zealand's population.
"We're not moving on".
Carrying placards with signs such as "He wanted to divide us, he only made us stronger", "Muslims welcome, racists not", and "Kia Kaha" - Maori for "stay strong", people walked mostly in silence or softly sang a Maori hymn of peace.
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