People wept and grieved for the 50 people who died and those who were injured in the shootings, as families waited for authorities to formally identify victims and release their bodies for burial.
Friday’s attack, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern labeled as terrorism, was the worst ever peacetime mass killing in New Zealand and the country had raised its security threat level to the highest.
Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday (March 16). Tarrant was remanded without a plea and is due back in court on April 5 where police said he was likely to face further charges.
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