Human chain of support around mosque
April 1, 2019
Hundreds of Wellington residents gathered outside the Kilbirnie Masjid on the first Friday since the terrorist attacks in Christchurch.
Through the eyes of a young girl, Juwaireyah Ahmed, we see the aftermath of the events, and the feeling of love and support that surround the Muslim community in their time of grief.
The road was closed, armed police guarded the entrances, and people linked arms to create a human chain of protection around the Masjid while Friday prayers took place.
The compassion of the community was clearly shown in the kind words, signs, flowers, food, and sheer presence of those who cared.