|General Poetry posted April 6, 2019|
(A community reaches out with love.)
Wreaths For A Wounded World
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On 15th March, 2019, in Christchurch, New Zealand, 50 people were shot dead and 50 wounded at Friday prayers, when a gunman made a murderous attack on two mosques, while live-streaming his actions on social media. The incomprehensible horror appalled and outraged New Zealanders, who pride themselves on living in a peaceful, tolerant society. An outpouring of grief and support found expression in floral tributes, vigils, rallies and anti-racism peaceful gatherings throughout the country, to show the Muslim sector of our community that they are valued and appreciated as part of "us".
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