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Live: Christchurch mosque terror attacks day 10

Mar 24, 2019

Businesses next to the Linwood Masjid are slowly returning to normal after re-opening their stores. See how the day unfolds with RNZ's updates.

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It's now a week and two days since the terror attack where 50 people were gunned down at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood mosque.

Only three businesses in the small shopping centre by the Linwood mosque were open yesterday and customers have been slow to return to some.

A vigil tonight at Christchurch's North Hagley Park is hoping to attract 50,000 people to the event.

From 5pm this evening prayers will be led by Muslim and Christian leaders followed by performances by opera singers and a kapa haka group.

The vigil will make use of the stage for the cancelled Brian Adams concert.

A person has been charged with one count of murder and more charges are likely.

Ms Ardern has announced a ban on all military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles.

The Muslim community is being allowed back into mosques where the shootings occurred.

Thousands of people gathered at the March for Love event in Christchurch yesterday as New Zealand continues to honour those who died in the mosque attacks in the city.

Tens of thousands of New Zealanders gathered throughout the country to show solidarity with the Muslim community.

The Muslim call to prayer was broadcast widely, including on RNZ, from opposite the Al Noor Mosque, followed by a two-minute's silence.

And there was a mass funeral for 26 of the victims at Memorial Park Cemetery yesterday afternoon.

Read more:

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