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.
Jacksonville resident Ernestine Swindell says, "If it's for the military to protect us, I'm 100% for it, but for someone just to get them, and commit crimes, and just say they have them, I don't think they need them".
The Al Noor mosque's imam said workers have been toiling feverishly to fix the destruction, some of whom offered their services for free.
He left Christchurch three years ago and now lives in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city.
"We are one", New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told mourners in Christchurch, and quoted a hadith from Prophet Muhammad for her speech during a commemoration ceremony for the victims of the terror attack last Friday.
Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, who visited the Al Noor mosque, said the attack assailed human dignity.
Following the attacks, Ms Ardern announced that there would be a ban on all types of semi-automatic weapons, adding that the new legislation would be in place by 11 April.Читайте также: New Zealand bans semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles
More than 100 people from different religious backgrounds met up at the Islamic Center of Grand Junction, to honor those who died in the attacks in New Zealand.
Headscarves are also being worn as a mark of respect by policewomen and non-Muslim volunteers directing the crowds around a site in Christchurch holding communal prayers.
New Zealand politicians, members of the media, and non-Muslim women embraced displays of Muslim faith Friday in an effort to show solidarity with the country's Muslim community after the Christchurch shootings.
'Thank you New Zealand for teaching the world what it means to love and care, ' he said.
"Islamophobia is real. It is a targeted campaign to influence people to dehumanise and irrationally fear Muslims".
"For wars, really", says her husband.
Later a mass burial will take place for numerous victims.
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