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Local Residents Gather to Stand Against Hatred and NZ Shooting Victims

March 17, 2019 10:54 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- In response to what happened on the other side of the world in New Zealand, more than 60 people gathered in Rochester Sunday afternoon to show support for the Muslim community and stand up against hatred.

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Community members read the names of those who lost their lives in New Zealand’s attack. The shooter is a self-proclaimed white supremacist who was arrested and charged with murder. University of Minnesota College Student Muna Osman helped organize Rochester’ peace vigil.

"I thought bringing together community members, whether they are Muslim or non-Muslim is very important to talk about the resilience of our community and how strong and how effortless we could organize together," she said.

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said 36 victims remain hospitalized, two of which are in critical condition.  

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