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New Zealanders perform Haka as tribute to Christchurch victims

Since the shooting, people around the world have come together in support of the families of the victims. Moreover, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, while condemning the terror attack, also spoke about changing the present gun law in the country.

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On Friday, Brenton Tarrant, who hails from Australia, opened fire with assault rifles during prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Several groups of people in New Zealand performed the ceremonial dance, Haka, as a tribute to those who lost their lives in the mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch. The terror attack claimed the lives of 50 people and injured many. The dance, which is a part of the Māori culture, involves stamping of the feet paired with vigorous hand movements. The dance form was popularised by the New Zealand rugby side which performs it before every match.

On Friday, Brenton Tarrant, who hails from Australia, opened fire with assault rifles during prayers in Christchurch.

While members of a Maori biker gang performed an emotional haka at Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch to honour the victims, another group of New Zealanders living in Australia joined the movement and did the ceremonial dance at Surfers Paradise in Gold Coast, the Daily Mail reported. Footage of the emotional tribute was shared by many on social media and has since gone viral.

Since the shooting, people around the world have come together in support of the families of the victims. Moreover, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, while condemning the terror attack, also spoke about changing the present gun law in the country.