Human chain of support around mosque

Human chain of support around mosque

Wellington residents create a human chain around the mosque entrance, to protect and lend support to those praying inside. Photo by Kate Green.

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.

 

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Article by Kate Green

About Author Student reporter for Miramar area and specialist subject reporter for disability news. Graduate of Victoria University of Wellington in film, media, and English literature. Owner of two guinea-pigs, and too many books.


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Article by Kate Green

About Author Student reporter for Miramar area and specialist subject reporter for disability news. Graduate of Victoria University of Wellington in film, media, and English literature. Owner of two guinea-pigs, and too many books.


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