New Zealand mosque shooting: Call to prayer, two-minute silence honour Christchurch victims

AFP Christchurch, New Zealand Mar 22, 2019, 06.42 AM(IST)

People gather for congregational Friday prayers by the Muslim community and a two-minute observation of silence at Hagley Park in Christchurch. Photograph:( AFP )

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The gunman 'broke the hearts of millions around the world', said Imam Gamal Fouda, who was leading prayers. 

Thousands of New Zealanders gathered in Christchurch on Friday to honour the 50 Muslim worshippers killed one week ago by a white supremacist, with a call to prayer broadcast around the country and a two-minute silence.

The gunman "broke the hearts of millions around the world", said Imam Gamal Fouda, who was leading prayers. 

"Today, from the same place, I look out and I see the love and compassion," he said. "New Zealand is unbreakable."