Australian media broadcast footage from Christchurch shootings despite police warnings

Sergio Conner
March 17, 2019

Three Bangladeshis were among the dead and one was missing, the consulate said.

Mass shootings are rare in New Zealand, which tightened its gun laws to restrict access to semi-automatic rifles in 1992, two years after a mentally ill man shot dead 13 people in the South Island town of Aramoana.

One man who said he was at the Al Noor mosque told media the gunman was white, blond and wearing a helmet and a bulletproof vest.

A cricket match between New Zealand and Bangladesh scheduled to start Saturday was canceled after the Bangladesh cricket team had a narrow escape.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, "We New Zealanders were not chosen for this act of violence because we condone this racism, or because we are an enclave of extremism, we were chosen for the very fact that we are none of these things".

A gunman broadcast live footage on Facebook of the attack on one mosque in the city of Christchurch, mirroring the carnage played out in video games, after publishing a "manifesto" in which he denounced immigrants. "At that moment, I realised it was really serious", the man said. "But I just ask people, don't share them". Kia kaha (stay strong).
"New Zealand, like Australia, is home to people from all faiths, cultures and backgrounds". "One of which has publicly stated that they were Australian-born".

He describes himself as "a private and mostly introverted person" and admits he is racist, adding that he is an "Eco-fascist by nature".

U.S. court: Sandy Hook victims' families can sue Remington
Lanza used a Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle during the shooting, which the plaintiffs argue is a similar weapon to the AR-15. Remington argued they responsibly market a legal firearm.

Solskjaer insists Manchester United 'played well' in Arsenal defeat
It's the worst feeling you can have. "It's so odd , the Arsenal one, very disappointed in the result it hurts more than anything".

Reputed Gambino crime boss shot and killed outside NY home
Federal prosecutors had referred to Cali in court filings in recent years as the underboss of the Gambino organization. Cali, also known as "Franky Boy", was shot six times, then hit by a blue truck in which the suspects fled.

New Zealand police commissioner Mike Bush addresses the media following the mosque shooting in Christchurch, saying four people are in custody after the "unprecedented situation". Reuters was unable to confirm the authenticity of the footage.

PewDiePie took on to Twitter to respond at the whole incident and wrote: "Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch".

She added: "Today, at mosques across Scotland and elsewhere, Muslims will attend Friday prayers".

"The killer appears to have put out a "manifesto" based on white supremacist rhetoric which includes references to anti-Islamic comments".

"Indonesia strongly condemns this shooting act, especially at a place of worship while a Friday prayer was ongoing", Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said in a statement.

"I was thinking that he must run out bullets you know, so what I did was basically waiting and praying to God, oh God please let this guy run out of bullets", he said.

The YouTuber is now the most subscribed to person on the platform and since another channel has been very close to taking that number one spot from him for a while, the words used by Tarrant had become pretty much a meme, as well as a way for people to support the Swedish entertainer. He was killed by police.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER