Rabat – Students at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, came together to pay tribute to the victims of a terrorist attack on two mosques, when a man performed the adhan, the call to prayer, inside the university.
A video showing hundreds of students showing solidarity with the victims of the shooting has been going viral on social media.
It is the latest in a series of gatherings taking place across New Zealand to show solidarity with the victims.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern also visited Al Noor Mosque, where the attack occurred on Friday, March 15.
Wearing a headscarf to show respect to Muslims, the prime minister was captured in photos and videos hugging Muslim women to show her support for the Muslim community in New Zealand.
New Zealanders also took hundreds of flower bouquets to the mosque.
Some people expressed support for the victims in a uniquely New Zealand way.
Hundreds of students performed the famous Maori haka dance to honor the victims. The students gathered at a park across from Al Noor Mosque on Monday to perform the dance.
Haka is used to mourn the dead and to show love and compassion with the families of the victims.
The New Zealand dance traditionally involves a group of people stamping their feet.
In addition to New Zealand, Australia, and other countries across the globe, Moroccans also condemned the terror attacks on social media and in demonstrations.
On Saturday, March 16, a group of people protested in front of Parliament in Rabat to show solidarity with the victims.
Fans of Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca football club also showed solidarity on Saturday by reciting surah Al Fatiha, the opening chapter of the Qur’an