Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Social Media Companies Race To Take Down Video Of New Zealand Shootings

Social Media Companies Race To Take Down Video Of New Zealand Shootings

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the suspected attacker as an "extremist right-wing violent terrorist".

One of the gunmen responsible for the terrorist attacks on two mosques in New Zealand that killed 49 people described himself as coming from "Scottish, Irish and English stock in his racist manifesto".

"At the Deans Avenue mosque, we now know that 41 people have lost their lives", Commissioner Bush said.

There has been a mass shooting at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday afternoon. "As with any major tragedy, we will work cooperatively with the authorities", Google's spokesperson said.

Four individuals that consist of three men and one woman have been taken into custody in connection to the Christchurch mosque shooting, according to New Zealand Police. "The reaction of some of the people there, they were really shocked and very nervous about what happened, because it's something you don't expect here in New Zealand", Owaidah said.

Earlier today (15th March), the world was horrified when news of a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand surfaced. Several first-person accounts of the event, such as those from players on the Bangladesh cricket team who were visiting the mosque before playing a game in the area, have since said that the shooting lasted between 10 to 15 minutes.

"He had a big gun. he came and started shooting everyone in the mosque, everywhere", said the man, Ahmad Al-Mahmoud. Police also defused explosive devices in a vehicle.

Tarrant murdered 49 people Friday in a Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. PM Ardern added that the country was "enduring one of its darkest days".

A man who claimed responsibility for the shootings on social media left a 74-page anti-immigrant manifesto where he explains who he is and why he wanted to kill the people in the mosque. "There were three in the hallway, at the door leading into the mosque, and people inside the mosque", Peneha said.

"They may even be refugees here". Police have urged users not to share the distressing footage and they are working to have any videos removed.

"Police recommend that residents across Christchurch remain off the streets and indoors until further notice". "I heard what I thought was fireworks and I saw a bunch of fellas running down the street".

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