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Catalonia remembers victims of Christchurch attacks

Parliament and political figures hold minute's silence for 49 people shot dead in New Zealand, with candle-lit vigil planned in Barcelona on Friday evening

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15 March 2019 07:01 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The Catalan Parliament, led by speaker Roger Torrent, held a minute's silence at noon on Friday to pay respects to the dozens of victims shot down in the two terrorist attacks in the city of Christchurch, in New Zealand.

President Quim Torra also led a minute's silence in Castelldefels, where he was joined by the mayor Maria Miranda and universities secretary Francesc Xavier Grau, while he was visiting a science institute.

In Barcelona, mayor Ada Colau led the minute's silence held outside the doors of the city hall, along with local councilors from different political parties.

Yesterday, 49 people were shot dead and 48 injured in attacks targeting Muslims at two mosques during Friday prayers in the worst mass shooting in New Zealand’s history.

Candle-lit vigil

A candle-lit vigil is planned for Friday evening at 7.30pm in Barcelona outside the New Zealand consulate on Travessera de Gràcia to remember the victims and condemn the attacks.

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  • Catalan parliament members hold a minute of silence for the New Zealand terror attacks (by Marta Sierra)

  • Catalan parliament members hold a minute of silence for the New Zealand terror attacks (by Marta Sierra)