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Students and faculty at orewa college, a middle and high school in auckland, new zealand, formed a giant heart and the words kia kaha – which means “stay strong” in maori – to show their support for the victims of the christchurch terror attack that claimed the lives of 50 people. jannik wittgen, a 17-year-old senior who is part of the school’s student media club, told buzzfeed news that during a full school assembly on monday, around 2,000 students and 150 staff sang the national anthem and held a moment of silence for the victims before wittgen took some photos and videos on his drone. “i think the importance of this isn’t how long it took or how many people were involved but rather the meaning behind it and the support of the students,” wittgen said. the school’s media teacher, annie davis, told buzzfeed news that it was a very proud moment to be a part of the school. “we have stopped the spread of hate speech and filled news feeds and the media with a message of love and unity, which we hope goes viral,” davis said 🇳🇿❤️ (📹: @ocmediasquad )
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Last thursday, women in several countries led protests to mark the one year anniversary of the m****r of a black brazilian lesbian politician and demand justice and answers about who ordered her killing. marielle franco was killed in an execution-style, drive-by shooting in rio de janeiro on march 14, 2018. the 38-year-old had been an outspoken critic of police brutality and extrajudicial killings and fought for the rights of women, black and lgbt people. franco’s name and image have since become an antithesis to the dominant political forces in brazil as the right-wing president, jair bolsonaro, settles into office, according to the new york times, scrawled across walls as graffiti, printed on t-shirts and written on banners at protests. last tuesday, 363 days after franco’s death, two former policemen allegedly involved in her m****r were arrested. however, major questions still remain as to who ordered the killing – which authorities say was politically motivated – and why.
correction: a previous version of this post misstated the location of some photos taken in argentina and london. (📷: getty, ap, reuters)
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A dead whale was found beached in the town of mabini, compostela valley, in the philippines on saturday with 88 lbs (40 kgs) of plastic trash in its stomach. the d’bone collector museum, which recovered the whale, performed a necropsy on the 1,100 pound (500 kg), 15-feet (4.6-meter) long whale. “upon reaching the stomach, i knew this whale had died due to plastic ingestion,” the museum’s owner, darrell blatchley, told buzzfeed news. “i was not prepared for the amount of plastic. 40 kilos roughly of rice sacks, grocery bags, banana plantation bags and general plastic bags. 16 rice sacks total.” (📷: d’bone collector museum)
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On monday, a small group of students in christchurch, new zealand, started performing an impromptu haka, a traditional maori dance, outside one of the mosques that was attacked in friday’s terrorist attack to honor the victims. soon, they were joined by scores of students from various schools in a deafening chorus. at least 50 people were killed in the attack, which was the worst mass killing in new zealand’s history. the haka is a maori ceremonial dance or challenge that is performed to welcome distinguished guests, or to acknowledge great achievements, occasions or funerals. (📹: reuters)
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Over the weekend on saturday evening, the sydney opera house projected a silver fern, a new zealand symbol, onto its sails to show solidarity and support for those affected by the terrorist attack in christchurch. fifty people were killed after two mosques in the new zealand city were attacked during friday prayers. another 40 were injured, with many still in intensive care. renton harrison tarrant, a 28-year-old australian man, appeared in court saturday charged with m****r and has been remanded into custody. (📸: getty)
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On sunday, members of the black power (mangu kaha aotearoa) biker gang in new zealand performed a haka, a traditional maori dance, in front of the al noor mosque in christchurch to honor the victims of the twin terror attacks at mosques in the city that claimed the lives of 50 people on friday. “kia kaha, christchurch,” the spokesperson for the group said in maori, calling on christchurch to stay strong and thanking the police for their work before launching into the haka. the haka is a maori ceremonial dance or challenge that is performed to welcome distinguished guests, or to acknowledge great achievements, occasions or funerals. (📹: reuters)
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Following the terror attack on two mosques in christchurch that claimed the lives of 50 people, new zealand artist ruby jones' illustration is being widely shared online, printed out and redrawn to be placed at vigils. jones told buzzfeed news that she wanted to capture how her country was feeling in the aftermath of the tragedy. "when the events in christchurch started unfolding, i couldn't quite believe what i was hearing," jones said. "it felt like the only thing i could do in that moment was put a tiny speckle of warmth out there for anyone who needed it. a hug, although small, is a symbol of love and togetherness and warmth." 🇳🇿❤️(📷: @rubyalicerose )
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In the days following the terror attacks on two mosques in christchurch, new zealand, which claimed the lives of 50 people, muslims around the world performed funeral prayers in absentia for the victims and their families at mosques and vigils. swipe to see some where some of the prayers took place. (📷: getty, ap, reuters)
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1. dhaka, bangladesh
2. lakemba, new south wales, australia
3. toronto, ontario, canada
4. ankara, turkey
5. jerusalem
6. melbourne, australia
7. ahmedabad, india
8. grozny, chechnya
9. islamabad, pakistan
10. london, united kingdom
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Following the terror attacks at two mosques in christchurch, new zealand that killed 50 on friday, the country’s prime minister jacinda ardern flew to christchurch on saturday, leading a group of lawmakers from across the political spectrum to visit grieving families and muslim community members. wearing a black headscarf, ardern hugged relatives and “let them set the pace and agenda as she listened and offered comfort,” according to reuters. on sunday, she paid a visit to the kilbirnie mosque in wellington to lay flowers, where she consoled relatives of the dead and expressed solidarity with the country’s muslims. (📷: getty, aap)
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A far-right australian senator who was internationally criticized after he blamed muslims for the christchurch mosque shooting attacks was smacked across the back of his head with an egg on saturday by a teen protester. after being struck by the egg during a press conference in melbourne, a shocked fraser anning then smacked the teen in his face in response. the teen, who has not been identified by authorities, was then beaten and apprehended by anning’s supporters who held him in a choke hold until police arrived at the scene. the incident is still under investigation and will be looked at in its “entirety,” said victoria police in a statement. authorities said they would not only be looking into the teen’s actions, but anning’s as well. video footage of the egg incident quickly went viral on saturday and the 17-year-old, whose name seems to be will connolly, according to an instagram account that appeared to belong to him, was swiftly dubbed #eggboy on social media. (📹: reuters)
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Following the two terror attacks at two mosques in christchurch, people in new zealand held vigils and laid flowers at mosques all around the country in tribute to the 50 victims of the attack. unable to reach the mosques that were targeted by the shooter because of a cordon, people left piles of flowers as close as they were allowed to go. the main memorial site at christchurch’s royal botanic gardens and across the city are are still growing larger two days after the attack as people continue to come out to pay their respects. (📷: getty, ap)
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#flowers #tribute #vigil #memorial #shooting #massshooting #gunman #gun #guns #terrorism #terrorist #violence #attack #mosque #mosques #islam #religion #muslim #muslims #theyareus #islamophobia #islamophobic #victim #victims #rip #christchurch #christchurchshooting #newzealand #nz #aotearoa

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Hundreds of thousands of school students across the world skipped class on friday to take to the streets to demand politicians take action to tackle climate change. the global climate strike is an offshoot of the #fridaysforfuture movement that has already seen teenagers in a host of countries go on strike. the movement began with 16-year-old environment activist greta thunberg, who in august last year started skipping school on fridays to protest outside sweden’s parliament. swipe 👉 to see what the protest looks like around the globe 🌏✊️ (📷: getty, ap, reuters)
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1. england, uk // australia
2. india
3. hong kong
4. sweden
5. uganda
6. spain
7. portugal
8. australia
9. south korea
10. new zealand
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