New Zealanders in Berlin gather for vigil to show solidarity with Muslim communities back home and across the world

On Sunday, March 17, in the wake of recent mosque shootings, New Zealanders in Berlin gathered to show solidarity with Muslim communities back home and across the world. We spoke to some of the organizers and attendees to find out more.

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On Sunday, March 17, a crowd gathered at Tempelhof Field for a vigil in response to the massacre at two New Zealand mosques, news of which broke worldwide on Friday, March 15. We spoke to several of the event’s organizers about why they had arranged a gathering in Berlin.

“I along with many others helped to organize this, so that instead of experiencing our grief in isolation, we may find strength and support in one another, and in standing up and saying to the Muslim community in New Zealand all over the world that regardless of where we are in the world, we stand with you,” said Jessica Roovos.


Members of Berlin’s New Zealand community gathered for a vigil at Tempelhof Field, in response to the terror attack that happened in Christchurch. In this video Hinemoana Baker leads the crowd in singing Te Aroha.

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