Police warning after mosque shooting video shared

2:20 pm on 16 March 2020

Far-right extremist groups shared the banned video of the March 15 terror attack on social media on the anniversary of the mass shooting.

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Photo: RNZ / Eden Fusitu'a

The extremists celebrated the one-year anniversary, praising the gunman as a saint.

The full video of the attacks was posted alongside motifs of the accused gunman.

Fifty-one people died and scores more were injured in the attack.

A police spokesperson said they are working to build an in-depth knowledge of groups or individuals who may pose a threat to New Zealand.

"However we will not discuss specific individuals/groups or their tactics."

The video of the mosque attacks and a manifesto published by the accused gunman have been deemed objectionable by the Chief Censor.

People who are knowingly in possession or sharing objectionable material face a possible prison sentence.

"We would encourage anyone who becomes aware of the video being shared on social media (or other platforms) to report it to police immediately."

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Photo: RNZ / Eden Fusitu'a

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