21 Mar 2019

Crowds to stand guard for Friday prayers at mosques

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 21 March 2019

Just a week after the Friday's terror attacks, the mosque where 42 people were killed is expected to open its doors to worshippers. The police are hoping to have Christchurch's main Al Noor Mosque open tomorrow in time for Friday Prayers. Some of the families are keen to return others say they will never return to the scene of the massacre. Thousands of people are pledging to form human chains outside the mosques as people head inside to pray. Facebook groups have popped up throughout the country with people offering protection to the Muslim community a week on from the Christchurch terror attack. Ben Strang has talked to the people who will stand watch for the Islamic community.