The New Zealand government has not forgotten the martyrs of the Christchurch Mosque tragedy, a memorial service was held two years after the tragedy.
Hundreds of people turned out for the service, held amid tight security, to remember the 51 people killed and dozens wounded when a heavily armed gunman opened fire in two mosques on March 15, 2019.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told an emotional memorial service marking two years since the Christchurch mosque attacks that the country had “a duty” to support its Muslim community.
Prime Minister Jacinda Arden said words could not heal the victims and their families, but they do have the power to heal.
During the memorial service, armed police were stationed outside the venue and a sniffer dog checked the bags of people entering the building.