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7Dnews London - Reuters

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:45 GMT

Around a thousand people marched and rallied against Islamophobia and racism, in Auckland on Sunday March 24th, following the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques, Reuters reported.

The marchers held up signs that read: "migrant lives matters" and "love Aotearoa, hate racism" (the Maori word for New Zealand), and observed a two-minute silence.

Most victims of New Zealand's worst mass shooting were migrants or refugees from countries such as Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Somalia, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Muslims account for just over one percent of New Zealand's population.

Prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said on Sunday March 24th, that a national remembrance service would be held on Friday March 29 to honour the victims.

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