A 28-year-old shooter took the lives of 50 people and injured 50 more at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The violent assault was a hate crime directed at New Zealand's Muslim community.
Tributes have poured in from all over the world.
On Sunday, a group of Māori bikers decided to pay tribute to the victims with a traditional Haka.
Members of Māori community perform #Haka in tribute to those murdered in #Christchurch. https://t.co/YjhqdWtSHx— Hassan Ghani (@Hassan Ghani)1552807584.0
The Māori are indigenous to New Zealand and make up the second largest ethnic group in the country. The Haka is a ceremony involving chants, movements and facial expressions that is performed at special events, including funerals.
New Zealand's cabinet will meet on Monday to discuss stricter gun control regulations. The United States should take note.
People were touched by the Māori tribute.
@hassan_ghani @rcp123456 This more than anything shows the beautiful nature of New Zealand, standing strong & resil… https://t.co/tdcSTqKe7p— Jessie's diets (@Jessie's diets)1552811893.0
@hassan_ghani @bairdjulia Love and respect from the bikers of NZ. The Haka is so powerful it speaks to us all.— Jill Walker (@Jill Walker)1552826141.0
@hassan_ghani Thank you for including his opening remarks. This is so powerful! I can't stop crying!— MajimeKoala (@MajimeKoala)1552839299.0
@hassan_ghani Watching this touched me in such a profound way. The beauty of this tribute has brought me to tears.… https://t.co/MNVL53iihz— Heidi Katherine (@Heidi Katherine)1552835246.0
Many sent their love and respect to the Māori.
@hassan_ghani Honour and Respect.— Skoti Adams (@Skoti Adams)1552867297.0
@hassan_ghani This is beautiful! ❤️ I have so much love and respect for them.— Adela Setara (@Adela Setara)1552837368.0
@hassan_ghani Respect to the beautiful Maori people I can call family! ❣️❣️❣️— Melanie PurvisFoleti (@Melanie PurvisFoleti)1552873480.0
Our hearts are with New Zealand.