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#1 Freddie'sMum

Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:17 PM

To any fellow Kiwis out there - esp if you have family in Chch - there is a current shooting at a Mosque in Chch (near Hagley Park - nearby schools are in lockdown) - here's the link to the Stuff website:


The first reports coming in are that several people have been killed :(

What is the world coming to ?  This is beyond awful.

#2 MarigoldMadge

Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:22 PM

Apparently live streamed on FB - utterly appalling.

#3 28 Barbary Lane

Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:24 PM

I know it’s so awful. I sent my friend a message but haven’t heard back from her, she works at Hagley Park. I’m so angry. I ****ing hate men. I’m completely serious.

#4 Peanut

Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:27 PM

Awful.  I hope they catch the perpetrators quickly before any more innocent lives are lost.  :(

#5 Fossy

Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:29 PM

It’s sounding utterly horrific.
Praying it doesn’t escalate further.

#6 purplekitty

Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:31 PM

This is just awful.

Christchurch has been through such heartbreak already.

#7 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:33 PM

So sad.  Watching on ABC24 now.  

These unfolding situations are so scary for all involved.

#8 purplekitty

Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:36 PM

I'm watching ABC24 as well.
I hope the situation is controlled and there is nothing further ,particularly the second mosque they keep mentioning.

Gutless, cowardly prick.

#9 MarigoldMadge

Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:37 PM

As if Christchurch hasn't been through enough.

#10 Freddie'sMum

Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:42 PM

More than one gunman !!  Freaking awful.

Shame on them.

#11 purplekitty

Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:43 PM

The Guardian is reporting there is a bomb in the car the police have stopped.

#12 Freddie'sMum

Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:50 PM

This is Christchurch !!  Haven't they had enough with all the earthquakes without these gutless cowards shooting innocent people.

#13 Freddie'sMum

Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:53 PM

Nine people dead :(

I am heartbroken about my old home town right now :(

#14 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:59 PM

Wow - ABC have just read some sort of statement - white supremacist ranting...... so scary.

#15 purplekitty

Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:06 PM

Yes,a very disturbing manifesto.

Frightening,hateful words that are very familiar to those who follow politics and right wing groups on the internet.

Injuries at two locations.

#16 MarigoldMadge

Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:07 PM

View PostRuf~Feral~es, on 15 March 2019 - 12:59 PM, said:

Wow - ABC have just read some sort of statement - white supremacist ranting...... so scary.

Anders Breivik and Dylan Roof quoted - says it all.

And he’s Australian. Bloody hell.

#17 Freddie'sMum

Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:09 PM

"European lands" - yeah NO.

Maori land first - you dumb **** !!

Sorry for the swearing.

#18 purplekitty

Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:11 PM

View PostFreddie, on 15 March 2019 - 01:09 PM, said:

"European lands" - yeah NO.

Maori land first - you dumb **** !!

Sorry for the swearing.
Go for it.
You can't swear enough.

Police warning that nobody should go near a mosque anywhere in NZ .

#19 purplekitty

Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:13 PM

Strong words from Ardern.
Well said.

#20 Chchgirl

Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:14 PM

I only just found out about it not long ago as I've been at work, that's near the schooly daughter is going to, I have friends in lockdown at work at the moment.

#21 daisy007

Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:17 PM

So sad. Makes me very angry, Christchurch is with a beautiful city full of wonderful people and they have been through enough.

#22 Fourteenyears

Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:20 PM

How horrific and how heartbreaking.

And you know even just from the headline that it is going to be white supremacist incels.  Probably with a known history of petty violence or domestic violence.

Eta:  and let’s call this what it is - an act of terrorism, inspired by ideology, against one specific part of NZ’s population.

Edited by Fourteenyears, 15 March 2019 - 01:28 PM.

#23 76 others

Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:20 PM

How horrible.

Don't read the Facebook comments. Whoever thinks this country doesn't have a racism problem are very wrong.

#24 Crazy4

Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:25 PM

Heartbreaking, Christchurch is a beautiful place. Do NZ have tight gun laws like Australia? Althoughly, scarily I think we’ve relaxed our laws a bit out of complacency and this is a big wake up call.

#25 MarigoldMadge

Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:28 PM

From the Guardian

'No one in NZ must go to a mosque under any circumstances,' says police commissioner

Police commissioner Mike Bush has warned: “No one in the country must go to a mosque under any circumstances.”

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