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a this is a bbc news special — and more than 20 seriously wounded, with carrie gracie after a gunman opened fire a and steven sackur. on worshippers at two mosques in christchurch, new zealand. 49 people have been killed and many more seriously injured the attack, on people after a mass shooting at two mosques in the new zealand attending friday prayers, is the deadliest city of christchurch. in the nation's history. i didn't think something like this i was hearing shooting could happen in new zealand. christchurch, of all places, after shooting. is such a small community. we are so kind and loving, it went on for six minutes or more so ijust don't and i could hear screaming understand why someone would hurt us and crying. like this and in such a wayjust like an animal. at least 49 people have been killed why would you treat us like that? and many injured after a mass the gunman — named as brenton shooting at tarrant, an australian — livestreamed the attack on social media. security experts say i saw some people drop dead. it was widely shared. i went and looked today the gunman identified and i've got to tell you, himself as brenton tarrant, an australian who filmed himself while he was committing this opening fire on worshippers during friday prayers. atrocity he was being cheered these are people who i would on by hundreds of people on these describe as having extremist views channels, including new zealanders. that have absolutely no place in new zealand, and in fact, have no place in the world. crying. these are people who i would
describe as having extremist views that have absolutely no place in new zealand, and in fact, have no place in the world. so far, one person, a male in his late 20s has been charged with hello, and welcome murder and should appear in the christchurch court tomorrow morning. to bbc world news. the suspect is being widely welcome to our viewers in the uk names as brenton tarrant — and around the world a 28—year—old from australia — to this bbc news special who police believe filmed himself on the shooting attacks on two opening fire on worshippers mosques in new zealand. during friday prayers. 49 people are known to have died. a number of explosive devices have been defused near the mosques. we'll have the latest dozens more are being treated in hospital for gunshot wounds. witnesses say a gunman opened fire on worshippers from christchuch. as they gathered for friday prayers. one man, in his twenties, has been charged with murder — a further three people were arrested, but one has since been released. these pictures, filmed from a passing car, show police detaining a person after trapping their vehicle. it's not clear which of the people welcome to viewers in the uk and around the world who have been arrested is shown to this bbc news special
on the shooting attacks on two a 28—year—old man from mosques in new zealand. australia, brenton tarrant, identified himself as the gunman 49 people are known to have died — and livestreamed himself preparing dozens more are breing treated for the attack and opening fire. in hospital for gunshot wounds. witnesses say at least one gunman he had also posted extreme, opened fire on worshippers at the mosques as they gathered white—supremacist views online. for friday prayers. the attacks targetted two mosques one man, in his twenties, in the city of christchurch, has been charged with murder — on the east coast of a further three people were arrested but police say at least one had no new zealand s south island. involvement in the shootings. these pictures, filmed at 1:40pm local time, police first responded from a passing car, to reports of shots fired. show police detaining a person after trapping their vehicle. that first report of an attack came from the al noor it's not clear who is shown. mosque, located in central christchurch — the main suspect is being widely at least 30 people were killed here. named as brenton tarrant, witnesses described how a 28—year—old from australia. they ran for their lives, and saw people bleeding on the ground outside the building. it's believed he is the second shooting took place the person who livestreamed in the suburb of linwood, himself opening fire. at the linwood islamic centre. he had expressed extreme, white—supremacist views in a posting online. at least seven people died inside the mosque, and at least three others died outside. the attacks targetted two mosques police also defused a number of explosive devices in the city of christchurch — attached to vehicles. on the east coast of
let's get the very latest new zealand s south island. on today's events from at 1:40pm local time, our correspondent, paul adams. police first responded to reports of shots fired. the first report of an attack came from drama on a quiet street in the al noor mosque, located in central christchurch. at least 30 people were killed here. christchurch. wheels are still witnesses told local media spinning on a car ran by police, i they ran for their lives, and saw people bleeding suspect wrestled to the ground by on the ground outside the building. the second shooting took place in the suburb of linwood — armed officers. police dealing with at the linwood mosque. at least seven people died an event without parallel in new inside the mosque, and at least zealand's history. 0utside three others died outside. police also defused a number an event without parallel in new zealand's history. outside of a mosque in linwood, east of the city of explosive devices attached to vehicles. centre, more frantic police action. 0fficers called to a scene of a second shooting, word of a mass unprecedented is how police are describing this attack. casualties starting to scores dead as two mosques emerge. the shooting, went on about are targeted during friday prayers. people ran for their lives but many did not make it. i was hearing shooting six minutes or more. i could hear after shooting after shooting. it went on about six minutes or more. i could hear screaming and crying. screaming and crying. i saw some people, you know, drop dead.
people outside were also screaming and crying. i saw some people, you know, drop deadm screaming and crying. i saw some people, you know, drop dead. in the caught up in the chaos. shootings happened as worshippers i stopped the car in shock. gathered for friday players, they i leaned either way, watched helpless as the gunman i think across the seats to try and avoid getting shot. continued firing. there was one guy changing the gun. he part the side, a bullet went sailing over my car and struck someone in the one in the back. next to the mosque cars. he took his it is believed the gunman filmed his attack. gun out and started firing again. explosives were found attached to vehicles. 0nly gun out and started firing again. only when the shooting stopped could it is clear that this can now only ambulances reach the two mosques. be described as a terrorist attack. from what we know, it does appear during the, people were being rusk to hospital, and all day, the number of reported desk continued to rise. to have been well planned. all mosques in the country have been police had the city under lockdown told to close their doors. schools were put into lockdown. for hours. mosques were told to a man has been charged with murder. close the doors, the country was on part of our investigation will be high alert. we are currently dealing to look back at every possibility to ensure that we and law enforcement and security did not with an unprecedented situation in miss any opportunities to prevent new zealand, it is very grave, it is very serious. we have doubted this horrendous event. whether an active shooter situation,
there are multiple fatalities, at the australian prime minister said this point, i cannot say how many one of those arrested is from his country. but it is significant. they occurred in two mosques in christchurch, one i can confirm that the individual at deans avenue, and one at linwood who was taken into custody, i have been advised, is an australian born citizen. avenue. with the country in short, and obviously that element new zealand's prime minister had to of the investigation, australian authorities find words for those responsible. are involved in. a community and a country now you may have chosen us, but we trying to comprehend one of its darkest days. simon jones, bbc news. utterly reject and condemn you. we have experienced an unprecedented our correspondent phil mercer attack today, unlike anything we is following developments from sydney in australia. have experienced before. as i say, this island has been chosen because we are not a place where violent what is the latest? we know that 49 extremism exists. we reject those notions and we must continue to reject him. this is not an on clive people had been confirmed dead in for that kind of behaviour, that these mass shootings in new zealand. almost as many as 48 other people kind of ideology. we will and must have been winded. we know that there reject it. this is a place where isa have been winded. we know that there is a heavy police presence outside people must feel secure, and will the main hospital in christchurch. feel secure. i am people must feel secure, and will feel secure. iam not people must feel secure, and will feel secure. i am not going to let
if say that it does in operating this change in his own's profile, theatres have been in use there to none of us should. look gun my cope with all the injured people, identified eyes brenton tarrant, some of those are requiring various live streamed on facebook, earlier published a manifesto full of hatred and multiple operations. this is a story and not just about those online. today's events how shaking new zealand and its small muslim people who have tragically died, but population to its core. that is this those who are clinging on to life. belief that something like this could happen here. you don't thank tell me the latest about the police something like this could happen in investigation. we know four people new zealand, christ church of all we re investigation. we know four people were detained, we understand one places. we are such a small and man, believed to be 28, is facing loving community, so i do not understand why anyone with the like murder charges and will be in court on saturday morning, what is the this in such a way. like an animal. why would you treat us like light? latest? they are delving into the this is new zealand's worst ever history of a 28—year—old man, we shooting. as the country grieves, outpourings of sympathy have been understand him to be the australian citizen that the prime minister in pouring in from around the world. website newshub, outside christchurch hospital. we'rejoined now by emma cropper from the new zealand australia, scott morrison, referto. mr morrison is of the view that this website newshub, outside christchurch hospital. emma, i know there are many surgeons attack was perpetrated by white when they are trying to save the
supremacist extremist, that is lives of those who were wounded? something for investigators to decide. in the meantime, there will 0ver lives of those who were wounded? over the past several hours, there bea decide. in the meantime, there will have been 12 operating theatres in be a forensic examination of this individual‘s background — what was use, urgently working on those who his motivation, was he assisted by have been wounded in this others? also, three other people who afternoon's attack here in christchurch. they range from we re others? also, three other people who were at the time, investigators are yet to determine if any of those had children to adults, some injuries are minor. we know there are about any concrete association with these 200 family members in the hospital mass killings in christchurch too. this evening, you look at the bedside of their loved ones, or the authority say that their waiting for news of the outcomes of investigation is ongoing, its fluid. we know that a property at the on those operations. the attacks of this afternoon have been incredibly the southern new zealand city of frightening, it is now the middle of dunedin has also been searched, this the night in new zealand. there were is an investigation spreading its seeds of shock of what had taken wings are farand place throughout the day here as is an investigation spreading its wings are far and wide. going back to the main suspect, the man we jacinda ardern said it was unprecedented, just to give you an believe charged with murder, there idea on that, it is the first time is also discussion of his identity, in our country's history that our discussion of a so—called manifesto published online? yes, we know who national security threat level has been raised from low to high. it is
something that is completely unheard he is, who the media here in of. i grew up here in christchurch, australia thinks he is. he is 28 just a block over from one of those yea rs of australia thinks he is. he is 28 years of age, from a place in new mosques. i'm in disbelief of us south wales. that manifesto you would even happen, so is everyone refer to stretches to more than 70 here in christchurch and new pages, it's a rambling document, zealand. we regard our country as a safe and quiet place to live, nothing like this ever happens, we peppered with anti—immigration see things that was having on the sentiment, white supremacist ideas news, not in new zealand.” that was apparently written by the man who is in custody in new see things that was having on the zealand. 0nce news, not in new zealand. i do want to ask you about the police man who is in custody in new zealand. once again, the investigation will concentrate fore nsically investigation will concentrate forensically on this man's investigation. we understand that the 28—year—old man is going to be background — why wasn't he on the appearing in court then, i believe, watch list for security agencies in new zealand and australia, something about eight hours' time from now, that both countries will have to look at. in the meantime, the focus saturday morning, in christchurch. is on the health and well—being of 0thers saturday morning, in christchurch. others were detained as well, originally the wherefore in all, those dozens of people who needed tell me what is the very latest from the police? police are saying this hospital treatment, given that we heard from jacinda ardern, her country has enjoyed one of its is very much an ongoing situation.
darkest days. this in a city, the latest menu from the past couple of city of christchurch, enjoyed a very hours as they have been to a catastrophic earthquake in 2011— —— property in dunedin, about a four hour drive s. of christchurch, that is the latest on their ongoing in george —— endured. operation. they have arrested one person, in a 28—year—old male, he will appear in catastrophic earthquake in 2011— —— in george -- endured. give us a person, in a 28—year—old male, he willappear in our sense of the impact of this person, in a 28—year—old male, he will appear in our local courthouse here in new zealand in the morning. horrible, horrible series of events there will be a large media presence this has had on the christchurch and in there, we do not know what will new zealand. new zealand is often happen throughout that court appearance. there are two other people that remain in custody, we seen by the people who live there is understand they were found for a small country far from the world's firearms and police will be interviewing and talking to those trouble spots. up until today, you people this evening here in new have to say that was largely true. zealand to ask what their it has a population of about 4.5 involvement was? if any. what role million people, roughly the size of they played in this, what connection sydney, for example. geographically, they played in this, what connection they had to the person charged with the main north and south islands they had to the person charged with the murder. a question about police comprise the same sort of landmass
as england, it's often sparsely security services and medical populated, pretty peaceful, its services. you were saying how rare it is for new zealand to face politics are progressive. now, it's grappling with this act of terrorism unprecedented crisis of this kind. as the prime minister described it. is it calling in help from helen clark, a former prime minister, has been telling the bbc that this is a watershed moment for elsewhere? i do not know whether you her country. i think it is, sadly, that new zealand might not quite be the same after this. thank you for heard me, iwasjust elsewhere? i do not know whether you heard me, i wasjust asking elsewhere? i do not know whether you heard me, i was just asking whether new zealand was asking for help from joining us. other countries. i think that we have lost that line. it is hard to tell because of the delay but i do a senior member of the most was in not think emma was heeding us. let's the building at the time of the shootings. he has described the upsetting scenes that he saw. not think emma was heeding us. let's not hear from the cylinder‘s prime i was inside the mosque. i was in the side room and the imam minister, jacinda ardern had started the sermon, so everybody was settled who described the events as an extreme and unprecedented and it was very peaceful. and unprecedented act of violence — calling it, "one of
as it usually is when the imam starts talking, everyone stays quiet new zealand's darkest days." and it is a pin—drop silence. but then, suddenly, the shooting started. it started on the main room, because the shooter must have come through the hallway. i was in the side room, thejoint intelligence group has been deployed and police are putting so i did not see he was shooting, all of their resources into this situation. the defence force are currently transporting additional police staff to the region. our national security threat level has been lifted from low to high. this, i want to assure people, this —— who was is to ensure that all our but i saw that some people agencies are responding were running out through my room, in the most appropriate way. that includes at our borders. where i was in. and also, some people had blood on their body and some many of you will have seen that air new zealand has cancelled people were limping. at that moment, i realised all turboprop flights out it was really serious. of christchurch tonight and will a couple of people, review the situation in the morning. they're saying to me, you have to get out now. jet services, both domestically and internationally, are continuing to operate. so i tried to get out i say again, there is a heightened security. and i pushed myself in the back that is, of course, so we can assure people of their safety where my car was parked, and the police are working hard and i was behind the car, to ensure that people are able
and then from there i was to move around their city safely. hearing this shooting. it went on about six minutes or more. i have spoken this evening to the mayor of christchurch and i intend to speak this evening i could hear screaming and crying to the imam. but i also want to send a message and i saw some people drop dead. some people are running away, to those directly affected. i was in the wheelchair in fact, i'm sure, right now, new zealand would like me to share and i couldn't go anywhere, a message on their behalf, too. and also i did not want to, our thoughts and our prayers are with those who have been impacted today. because i was afraid christchurch was the home what was going to happen to the ladies, what was going of these victims. to happen to my wife. for many, this may not have been so i stayed there, but luckily, the place they were born. in fact, for many, shooter, he stayed inside the mosque new zealand was their choice, the place they actively came and he did not come in the back, to and committed themselves to. otherwise he could have got me. the place they were raising carl pomare was driving past one their families, where they were part of the mosques with his colleague of communities that they loved when they saw people and who loved them. it was a place that many running towards them. came to for its safety.
i was driving just outside the a place where they were free to practice their culture mosque and i saw to my right and their religion. lots of people running outside the mosque and in the same for those of you who are watching direction as me along the footpath. they were running for their lives, and i said to my colleague, at home tonight and questioning how something's happening here. and in the next second, there was rapid fire this could have happened here — and it wasn't fireworks, we, new zealand, we were not a target because we are a safe harbour for those who hate. it was a semiautomatic rifle. we were not chosen for this act of violence because we condone racism. these people were being knocked because we are an enclave for extremism. down like ten pins. we were chosen for the very fact right opposite where i was driving, that we are none of these things. i saw them being hit from behind. because we represent diversity, and they were falling to the ground and it was very surreal. kindness, compassion, a home it was like, 0k, what do we do now? for those who share our values, refuge for those who need it. and those values, i can assure you, will not and cannot be i stopped the vehicle just 100m up the road and we decided, what are we going to do? we need to go back and help these guys. you can follow all our continued we parked up and set up a cordon with another car, coverage on bbc news channel and bbc there was luckily another contractor, so we managed to secure world news.
that end of the road. we turned and tried to help people. we now say goodbye to viewers my co—worker, he assisted the first watching on bbc two in the uk — person we saw lying on the path. the australian prime minister scott morrison confirmed earlier there were lots of that one of the four people arrested bodies lying down. is an australian citizen. at a news conference, and there was no sirens, he began by offering his support no police, no ambulance, because this had just happened. to victims of the shooting. australia and new zealand, we are so, for ten minutes, there was no other outside assistance other notjust allies, we are notjust partners, than the people who were just there. we are family. probably no more than six people. and, as family members with our new zealand cousins today, just helping these people we grieve, we are shocked, lying on the ground, we are appalled, we are outraged fighting for their lives. and we stand here and condemn absolutely the attack that occurred today by an extremist right wing, a woman who was driving violent terrorist, that has taken the lives, near the mosque at the time of the shooting, says she saw stolen the lives, in a vicious, a number of people were shot, and stopped to help. murderous attack that has claimed so i heard and saw what i thought many new zealanders. this attack reminds us of the evil were firecrackers, and i saw young that is ever present and would seek fellas running down the streets. to strike out at any time. and then all of a sudden, it got quite a violent and i thought, and i particularly want to convey my heartfelt sympathies not only that's not firecrackers, to all the new zealand people, and they started falling. and one felljust to the left as i'm sure all australians of my car, one to the right. would join me in doing, but i particularly want to express and for a few minutes,
my sincere prayers and thoughts i stopped the car in shock for those new zealanders, indeed australians, of islamic faith and i leaned either way, today, who have been the subject of this vicious and callous i'm not sure, i think left, right—wing extremist attack. cross the seats to try i'm not going to go through the details of this today and avoid getting shot. because that is properly done by the new zealand authorities. the new zealand authorities and apparently a bullet went sailing are conducting that investigation, over my car and struck i have just concluded a briefing with our own authorities the one in the back. he's all right, the guy, this attack reminds us of the evil he was very good. that is ever present and would seek to strike out at any time. we pulled up and i opened my driver's door and got out and a guy and i particularly want to convey my heartfelt sympathies not only in the black commodore came up and said, are you all right? to all the new zealand people, as i'm sure all australians i said, yes, i haven't been shot. would join me in doing, and the poor bloke lying but i particularly want to express on the verge had been shot in the back and we opened my passenger door and driver door my sincere prayers and thoughts for those new zealanders, and we pulled him round the back indeed australians, of islamic faith to give him some protection. today, who have been the subject of this vicious and callous and he had a first aid kit and crouched and ran right—wing extremist attack. all the way back to get it. i'm not going to go he lifted up his shirt and dressed it and i put the pressure on, through the details of this today because that is properly done and then a nice muslim guy came by the new zealand authorities. and gave me help as well, the new zealand authorities because you have to put quite are conducting that investigation,
i have just concluded a briefing a bit of pressure on, with our own authorities and my hands were shaking here and agencies, hard, was scared that and it is for new zealand i wouldn't be able to do a good job. who are leading obviously investigation to be able to confirm and the worst thing was, details of any individuals we could hear the ambulances but they couldn't get to us. and certainly the number and then the guy on the other side, of casualties, and i will leave that he put three people in his car and took them to hospital. to them to make those announcements. the guy on the street, i have already been in contact with prime minister ardern. he was crying for his wife she is obviously caught up and i could see he was in bad shape, in many briefings today. but i couldn't get to him, she described it as the darkest day and i agree with her, because that was where directly i agree absolutely with her. the gunfire was coming from. australian authorities have already put in place all the necessary responses and precautions that and the guy i was compressing, are necessary here in australia. 0ur agencies are working closely he was trying to ring his wife with new zealand authorities and have prepared other capacities and i managed to get through at last to her and said, your husband's been to be stood up to support new zealand as and when requested. shot outside a mosque, don't come here, you won't get through, but please go i can confirm that the individual to a hospital and wait for him. who was taken into custody, i have and i kept talking to him and telling him she was at
the hospital waiting and he wasn't been advised, is an australian—born to give up and we would keep citizen, and obviously that element of the investigation, pressure and do the best for him australian authorities are involved in and they will be proceeding until we got some help. with their investigation which has already been stood up involving and in the meantime, the poor guy across the road passed away. all the relevant agencies. we can now speak to emma cropper who's a reporter for newshub. 0ur correspondent, phil mercer, she's been reporting from the area is following developments all day and is outside from sydney in australia. christchurch hospital at the moment. it isa we were hearing that a lot of it is a very late at night now in operations are under way overnight new zealand, give me the very latest in the hospital? yes, that's right. on the effort to save lives because, clearly, that is the paramount importance. but also, on the police we know that there are 12 operating investigation. we did have a report theatres in use in at the hospital at the moment, but only working on earlier of a property in dunedin, children and others wounded. there the southern new zealand city, being are about 200 family members inside the hospital, as well as at the raided by investigators. people living nearby where in evacuated bedside of their loved ones, also from their homes. clearly, this is waiting for news of the ones being an investigation that stretches operated on at the moment. everyone
here in christchurch is in complete beyond christchurch, and beyond the shock about what has happened, it is boundaries of new zealand as well. com pletely shock about what has happened, it is completely out of the blue, unheard australian investigators also of anything like this happening in involved, given the alleged gunman oui’ of anything like this happening in involved, given the alleged gunman involved is, according to the our city. how much strain has this australian prime minister, an terrible incident put on the emergency services? there has been australian prime minister, an australian citizen. clearly, investigators here will have a part to play and what will be a very forensic investigation, trying to a nswer forensic investigation, trying to answer those critical questions— who was involved and what was their incredibly busy d—day for those motivation? are there other members emergency services. christchurch of this conspiracy still at large? hospital is not too far from the in terms of effort to save lives, mosques where people were killed. thatis in terms of effort to save lives, that is concentrated on for a period of time, there were christchurch's main hospital. a just a shilling injured people in heavy police presence down there, we ambulances, back and forth, just one have seen. 0fficials heavy police presence down there, we have seen. officials say a dozen operating theatres have been in use ambulances, back and forth, just one ambulance after the other. the as medical staff do their very best police presence is still here on the to try and save those people who streets, they are saying it is very have come seeking urgent medical much still going on. they cannot confirm that there are other people attention. sadly, 49 people have out there. the letters we know is died. of course, all those efforts
now in christchurch trying to that police have raided a property prevent a further loss of life. in dunedin, about a four hour drive going back to the police from christchurch, where we are in investigation, we expect one man to the moment. they see it as related appear in court, charged with to the incident this afternoon. murder, in the next few hours. 28 properties around that street have yea rs of been evacuated. still very much a murder, in the next few hours. 28 years of age. we do not know too many details about this individual sense of fear for people here in apart from the fact he is due to christchurch and new zealand because face a court in christchurch in the of this has never happened before, next few hours. already, we have the country has never had to deal with a situation like this before it seen individuals held here in is generally something that we see australia, one of australia's and hear about on the news, but not biggest mosques holding a vigilfor in our home here. going back to the people killed in new zealand. those fighting for that lies in the this is a story that affects not hospital, you mentioned the 12 just new zealand but also australia operating theatres, but that must be putting a lot of pressure on medical and other countries. we do not know services. is christchurch calling in the nationalities of those individuals killed in this atrocity help from other places in a new in new zealand, but it is safe to country? that's exactly right. they assume that they do come from far
and wide. certainly, the ripples of are coping with the workload they have in there at the moment. as for this, will spread far and wide to other countries. that is going to be people who are saying, due to give birth, they have been making intense scrutiny on the authorities, different arrangements for them to go to different facilities. they are particularly the security services, to ask what they knew about the individual named as brenton tarrant, being shifted to different hospitals that they can focus on the people the 28—year—old who uploaded this who have been injured in these horrifying, extraordinary video, attacks. we have seen lots of staff members going in and out for their what appears to be an attack on the chefs this evening, it will be an al noor mosque. also uploaded a incredibly busy night for the hospital this evening. we are hoping bizarre document, a 74 page document for a good outcome for those in operating theatres this evening. phil of hate filled white supremacist views. the australians emma, i know you have been following saying that they had no knowledge of the police investigation, can you give me the electors about what the the individual before the event police are saying about how this unfolded? police are saying about how this unfolded ? we police are saying about how this unfolded? we know that in the end for people were detained, there is happened? yes, they are. both much focus on a 28—year—old australian and new zealand australian, but it is not entirely intelligence services saying that he clear to me whether the police are was knocked on their radar. sure whether that suspect was questions are being asked why that
should be. 0nce involved in both the shooting incidents. what can you tell me questions are being asked why that should be. once this is a man who was simply a loner who escaped about that? four people were taken scrutiny because he did not use the internet to communicate with others? 0r, internet to communicate with others? or, that he was very lucky, or very skilled? 0r into custody earlier this afternoon or, that he was very lucky, or very skilled? or that the authorities here. we understand that one of here in australia and new zealand made mistakes? all these questions those people, in 28 euros, has been will be asked, and hopefully, i charged with murder and he will appear in the local court in answered. australia does have a long history in preventing terrorist christchurch. they have released one attacks, according to the authorities. that is a great deal of other person, those two other people expertise here in terms of trying to we re other person, those two other people were found with firearms, they are subdue and weed out home—grown questioning tonight to see what their involvement is, how they are extremists and other plots. less so, linked to what is going on here at that experience in new zealand. lots the moment. it was very much an and lots of questions for the intelligence services to answer, in active situation this afternoon here the meantime, as we say, the focus in christchurch. they are still is very much on those critically ill working to establish what happened, people in that main hospital in who was involved, was there anyone else out there? there will be christchurch. as we say, about a dozen operating theatres in use as working through the afternoon to determine to make sure they do have doctors and other medical staff
and can hold everyone responsible tried desperately to prevent a for what has happened. enormous further loss of life. thank you for joining us. public concern, an enormous demand for news online. the interior earlier our colleague victoria derbyshire spoke to saba afzel. she's a representative of the muslim association of taranaki — ministry and social media based in new plymouth, organisations have ta ken ministry and social media organisations have taken down new zealand and gave facebook and twitter accounts for us her reaction to the events. the 28—year—old australian, brenton to be honest, we are all in a bit of tarrant? what we understand is that a state of disbelief, we can never have imagined something like this happening in new zealand. it is a this chateau was actually broadcasting some of what was beautiful, peaceful country, diverse and inclusive. we honestly, happening during this afternoon. literally everyone i've spoken to people have urged people not to look at these accounts, not to look at cannot even fathom that something this could have happened here. what these videos, they are very is your view about the fact that one distressing. thank you forjoining of the men arrested is said to be a white supremacist? it beggars the question, why these people will not us.
ona question, why these people will not on a watch list? i think it is quite obvious that there is a disproportionate amount of attention new zealand's police commissioner paid to muslims and monitoring of said that 40 people died at the al noor mosque, while a further seven muslin activities and extremism on that side. we now know, perhaps a people died at linwood mosque, one person who was taken to hospital noun for a while, that right—wing later died from their injuries. we extremism is incredibly dangerous and has caused atrocities across the now know that a 47 people lost their globe. so, yes, it's confusing for us as well. we are all obviously lives at the al noor mosque. 0f wanting and to be honest. we talk to an expert in this area at a now know that a 47 people lost their lives at the al noor mosque. of the people being treated at christchurch university in auckland who believed hospital, one has now passed. so, that more resources due to go into the total number of people to have investigating far right terrorists. died in this horrendous event is 49. 0ur died in this horrendous event is 49. our hearts go out to them, all of —— should go into. what is your theirfamily, all of our hearts go out to them, all of their family, all of the friends and feeling about your country trying to loved ones. i want to assure come together now? we have had a lot eve ryo ne loved ones. i want to assure everyone that we will do our best for them. i will talk about it and of support from people all over new
give you the old hundred number so zealand stop we are in a small that people can contact us to get regional town, it is heart—warming and unfortunate it is under these more information about those that have died. i would like to also add circumstances. we have had the archbishop of a region who has reached out to us. we have had that, so far, one person, a male in support from people from all walks of life. it is really heart—warming. his late 20s, has been charged with there have been candle vigils and murder and should appear in the christchurch court tomorrow morning. solidarity marches, it's really heart—warming. they know that new zealand is a beautiful country. do three other people were apprehended, we believe one of those persons, who was armed and at the scene, may have you know any of the people caught up in either of the mosques? we have had nothing to do with this incident. the two other people that re ce ntly in either of the mosques? we have recently come to know that a family have been apprehended, again in friend of ours did not make it out possession of firearms, we are alive. she was at a mosque at the working through to understand what time and do not make it out alive. their involvement was. we have there are friends of friends who recovered a number of firearms from
we re there are friends of friends who were short, others who managed to both of the scenes, linwood avenue run andjump overfences. and deans avenue. i would like to were short, others who managed to run and jump over fences. it was a horrific, horrific situation. assure everyone around new zealand let's recap on how the attacks unfolded. at 1:40pm local time, police responded to reports of shots that every available police and fired in central christchurch. emergency resource, with our government agencies and defence people were urged to stay indoors and report any suspicious behaviour. force, i doing everything they can shortly afterwards, to keep our communities safe. all schools in the city were placed into lockdown. at 2:30pm, police described it earlier, jacinda ardern described as an active shooter situation. later, at 4pm, new zealand police the incident as extreme and commissioner mike bush said unprecedented act of violence. she there had been multiple called it one of a new zealand's fatalities at two locations, both mosques in christchurch. darkest days. while we do not have any reason to believe that there are he said that one person had been taken into custody, any reason to believe that there are but warned it was unclear if more any other suspects, we are not than one person was involved. assuming, at this stage,. the joint police also urged all mosques across new zealand to shut their doors. intelligence group has been deployed and police are putting all of their resources into this situation. the new zealand's prime minister,
defence force are currently jacinda ardern, called it transporting additional police staff one of new zealand's darkest days. to the region. our national security at 5:30pm, police said that three men and one woman had been taken into custody. threat level has been lifted from a short time later, australian prime minister scott morrison confirmed one low to high. this, i want to assure of the people arrested is an australian citizen. people, is to assure that all our at 7:30pm, prime minister ardern confirmed that agencies are responding in the most 40 people had died and more than appropriate way. that includes at 20 were seriously injured. our borders. many of you will have at 9pm, the death toll rose to 49. seen that area new zealand has cancelled all flights out of and it was confirmed that one person christchurch tonight and will review had been charged with murder. the situation in the morning. jet the male suspect will appear services domestically and at a christchurch court on saturday morning. internationally are continuing to operate. i say again, that is we're joined now by dr sajjan gohel, a terrorism expert and heightened security. that is so that the international security director we can assure people of their safety for the london—based think tank, the asia—pacific foundation. and to the police are working hard to ensure that people are able to move around the city safely. i have as we read through the unfolding spoken this evening to the mayor of events they are, it's very grim, christchurch, i intend to speak this very terrible. but, behind it, there evening to the imam. i also want to appears to be a radicalisation? very
much so. far right radicalisation. send a message to those directly affected. i'm sure that new zealand this individual, based on his would like me to share a message on ma nifesto, this individual, based on his manifesto, a rambling statement a q their behalf too. 0ur and a two himself. 0ne would like me to share a message on their behalf too. our thoughts and our prayers are with those who have manifesto, a rambling statement a q and a two himself. one in which he is trying to incite and provoke a been impacted today. christchurch race war, when he talks about was the home of these victims. for islamophobia and how the white race needs to retaliate. and how he wants many, this may not have been no to provoke muslims into carrying out place and they were born. in fact, reprisals. it is an extremely for many, new zealand was their disturbing document, only much by choice. the place they actively came the way he killed people, filmed it to and committed themselves to. the and skimmed it. he didn'tjust want place they were raising their it to be reported, he wanted it to families, where they were part of be visualised. i think those images the communities that they loved and who love them. it was a place that will scar the zone communities for a many came to for its safety, a place time to come. i have read document where they were free to practice two, it is horrifying. the ideas in their culture and their religion. for those of you who are watching at it in it do the surprise you? or are home tonight and questioning how this could have happened here — we, they familiar to you as you study new zealand, we were not a target far right white supremacist
ideologies? it does not stand out. because we are a safe harbour for those who hate. we were not chosen for this act of violence because we it mirrors that of anders breivik, condone racism because we are at on who carries out the shootings in norway some time ago. in fact, he clive for extremism. we were chosen for the very fact that we are none cites him as some sort of of these things. because we inspiration. we have seen an escalation in far right attacks, thatis represent diversity, kindness, escalation in far right attacks, that is new. very often, they have been involved in small acts of compassion — a home for those who terrorism that authorities have been able to disrupt. this is all a far share our values. refuge for those greater scale, it raises the threat who need it. and at those values, i of the far right globally. we have can assure you, will not and cannot a lwa ys of the far right globally. we have always been concerned, can they pull be shaken by this attack. we are a off something like this? and now, tragically, they have. is there any proud nation of more than 200 if any form of organisation involved here? at the moment, it is suggested that cities,. amongst that diversity, we this individual was acting by shared common values. they won we himself? foot. iwould be sceptical place a currency on right now, and about that. he could be tonight, is our compassion, and have communicating with people online, using the dark web, encrypted the support for the community of messaging. there has to be an those directly affected by this
exception to your which does have a tragedy. secondly, the strongest far right prisons, which authorities have been trying to tackle over the possible condemnation of the ideology of the people who did this. past four years. everything you say that suggest that security services you may have chosen us, but we around the world have to be extra utterly reject and condemn you. the northerly concern about what has happened here and what it tells them about extreme white supremacist queen has sent the following message ideology. do you think that global to the people of the ceiling on intelligence services are up to speed and can keep up with or what twitter. her majesty said: you see happening? having interacted with law enforcement agencies from uk, australia, new zealand, canada, they very much to look at the far right. they are putting in more resources over the last few years. four people, including we hear from australia out that this an australian, have been arrested. one of them has been man, who clearly had a long charged with murder. 0ne assailant had posted online established extreme views, had gone a white supremacist, anti—immigrant manifesto. under the radar. the australians a sale that they had no knowledge of him before this incident. now, with
the benefit of hindsight they can he cited among his influences the norwegian mass track back and there may be bits of murderer, anders breivik. information which may come out. with me is our diplomatic maybe an individual that had shown some concern about his views, a correspondent james landale. neighbour perhaps. more information about this individual will come out james, that global and had something and probably provide a bigger to look out. this is, rightly, a picture. with hindsight, in terms of moment to concentrate on event inside new zealand but it raises the jihadist threat, concerns for many others naturally, picture. with hindsight, in terms of thejihadist threat, some individuals showed signs of extremism but there are gaps. authorities need to be lucky all the time, these individuals on the need there has been an outpouring of to be lucky once. what concerns me concern from world leaders, because is that how al-qaeda exploits at the the police in new zealand have made clear they consider this an ongoing situation, the far right and the operation. in this country, the jihad feed off each other. united kingdom, the police authority announced they are going to be coming back to what you said about stepping up the presence of uniformed officers around mosques in the far right feeding off of other the uk. also, at leadership level, far—right attacks, anders breivik committed a massacre in norway and we know ben wallace and the home the norwegian prime minister has said these events recall for
secretary are talking to the norwegians those horrible events. security services to see what more but one of the things about that can be done to ensure the security attack is that he said in court that and mosques, because obvious point those people had championed is this, there could be copycat multicultural sum, the fact they operations, they could even be a we re multicultural sum, the fact they wider organisation behind us, we were pro—diversity, that made them simply don't know at this early his targets. we have heard an echo phase. really, around the world, of that from the new zealand prime people are looking to their minister when she said it was the countries and saying, where can we diversity of new zealand that was improve security because of this? under attack? prime minister ardern has talked about that, and new big early on because of this zealand is a peaceful country, horrible incident, new zealand doesn't attract any controversy or authorities were saying the word terrorist. this is borne out of a notoriety. unfortunately, the country now has the stain of this white supremacist, extreme ideology. attack, and it's particularly sad that's what it looks like. from your for christchurch, which has suffered information, does it seem the from natural disasters and now they perpetrators of this were a part of have to suffer this tragedy. new zealand has also been cooperating some sort of international movement? with other countries when it comes to dealing with threats that are a what can you tell us? there's no far rightand to dealing with threats that are a far right and you hardest, and now evidence of an international they have to brace themselves for movement, there is suggestion of international influence. the they have to brace themselves for the social ramifications of this,
document at the suspect has because people want to focus on the reportedly written, and astonishing documents, over 70 pages long, social aspects. queen elizabeth, who is rambling, written a very much in the new zealand's head of state, has expressed her sympathy in the following message... style of what we often see on the internet frequently asked questions pages, and he talks to himself, cracking jokes with himself, getting angry with the answers he's giving himself about why he is doing this. this will obviously be analysed closely by authorities, but what is interesting is that this is clearly a document written to be read and to muslims across the world have provoke a further reaction. it's not of course been reacting just a mere private explanation of to the attack on one of their places of worship. these are pictures from the ahmet hamdi akseki mosque the motivation, it's designed to provoke further debates, further in the turkish capital, ankara. actions. it's littered with links to a sermon was read at friday prayers other parts of the internet. it's an in mosques across turkey in honour of the victims. astonishing documents, i've never read anything like it. we mentioned after friday prayers at fatih mosque in istanbul, in that document is mentioned anders thousands of people held a vigil breivik, who killed 77 people, most to condemn the shooting, in which of them young people in norway. the
two turkish nationals were injured. norwegian prime minister has set events in new zealand bring back turkish president recep tayyip very painful memories for norway. erdogan condemned the attacks, that kind of influence must be calling it the, "latest example concerning to authorities of rising racism and islamophobia." everywhere? absolutely, notjust that link, there are also links here translation: i strongly condemn to the united kingdom. he spoke the assault in new zealand specifically of darren 0sborne who was jailed in 2017 for his attack on on muslims who gathered muslims at the finsbury mosque and to practice friday prayers. there are lots of names in there. with this attack, islamophobia, whose rise the it's full of people he does not whole world has been watching for a long time, and even has been like, apparently, and also incidents encouraging it, exceeded the level of individual harassment and reached that he claims are a motivation for the dimension of a massacre. his actions. clearly, this raises questions for intelligent services around the world, but particularly other world leaders have condemned the attacks in australia, because we are focused in christchurch. british prime minister theresa on this individual, 28—year—old man. may tweeted to say... it seems the australians are saying they had no knowledge of him before he put up this document, what he european council president calls this manifesto, online, around donald tusk said... the time of the attack itself. what
do we know about what the donald trump tweeted to say... australians did and didn't know? they are very clear he wasn't on a watch list. interesting is, if you pakistan's prime minister imran khan wrote... analyse the document he has presented, it is very internet, social media literate. it is full of he was shocked and strongly references to social media, means condemned the attack, he said terrorism does not have a religion. mike and things that are almost, i angela merkel had this message. hate to use the word, almost in jokes within a social media community. the question will be translation: i would like to express this, for someone who has that my deepest sympathies to the people degree of social media knowledge and of new zealand i've already done experience, why was that not present and monitored and reported? we are that to prime minister ardern. this was an attack on people at their place of worship. this was an attack told by intelligence services around the world that this is what they on muslims and therefore an attack engage in, but on this occasion, on muslims and therefore an attack on democracy in new zealand and its they say they knew nothing. whenever tolera nt on democracy in new zealand and its tolerant society. we share the values of new zealand and therefore you talk to intelligence services, also share the shock and they say they can't monitor everyone consternation of this horrible and there are lots of people with deeds. views who are unpleasant that don't members of the bangladesh cricket team, who are currently
lead to any actions. clearly, this on tour in new zealand, said they had nearly been caught up in the tragedy. man fell through the net. and for batsman tamim iqbal tweeted. .. governments everywhere, one of the problems was articulated in a way by the new zealand prime minister when entire team got saved from active shooters!!! she talked about what a peaceful, frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers. president of the bangladesh cricket peaceable and kind, compassionate board, nazmul hassan papon, country new zealand is, and said described his reaction thatis country new zealand is, and said that is the reason why we were to the incident. selected, we were selected because of our diversity, because of our this is something we never expected to happen. such incidents can happen anywhere in the world. kindness and compassion. the so, it is not only interesting point is that new bangladesh, or india, or zealand is a hugely diverse country. pakistan — this can happen anywhere in the world. it has increasingly become so in this is what we have been saying, today's incidents have proved that. recent yea rs. it has increasingly become so in recent years. there has been a and that is why we feel substantial amount of migration. but that the security that countries what is really interesting is that like bangladesh give to other teams very little that was mostly when they come to play in bangladesh, we should also get migration. the muslim galatian in similar types of security new zealand are still relatively arrangements or support small. very diverse in itself, as parts of the pacific nation it has from the host country. come from, but the migration to new zealand has been largely anonymous the bbc‘s correspondent akbar when. we are getting some more hossain is in dhaka, bangladesh. pictures and we may be able to bring
you a still picture of the we know there is a vigil tonight on 28—year—old australian man that we the streets there? yes, this is a have been talking about. he is the suspect, as we understand it that very shocking day for bangladesh, the new zealand authorities are because such an incident happened in looking at. this picture is of new zealand, which has affected brenton tarrant. there you see him, bangladesh, because three andi brenton tarrant. there you see him, and i believe this is taken from a bangladeshis have been killed so far that we know, and there are eight video that he posted online. he took bangladeshis among the injured people. on friday prayers, several to facebook, and as we've discussed in the last half hour, and the most thousand pakistanis took part in a extraordinary fashion, he livestreamed what we believe was his procession and they say that muslims are increasingly becoming a target attack in the al noor mosque in a in western countries and they urge christchurch. it seems it was filmed new zealand's government to punish with some sort of gopro head—mounted the people responsible for these or body—mounted camera. the footage attacks. the protesters say that, in showed him firing into scrum men, men, women and children from close many western countries, muslims are being chased in the name of tackling range inside the central city mosque in christchurch. that is where we terrorism, but the western governments in many countries, they
believe 41 people lost their lives. are not focusing on white supremacy increasing in that country and the going back to you, james, one of the increases of hate crime where things to say is how very concerned muslims are being targeted. so they at the new zealand authorities are say that terrorism doesn't have any about that particular video and the interior ministry has told people religion, it has no boundary, it can not to share it, and it may indeed happen anywhere. so the best thing be illegal to share it. what is is that they should act immediately really interesting is that video and muslims should not be blamed provides further evidence this was only for terrorism and they should hugely organised, because from those focus on other people who are who have watched it — i have chosen not to watch it — actually hiding themselves under the cover of this terrorism. people are those who have watched it say that responding with reactions on social clearly he's almost planned when he's going to say something into the media and they are surprised to see camera, when he's going to shoots, how the new zealand spy agencies when he's going to go. it's almost failed to stop this attack. they as if he has planned the angle of the shot he's going to take, which didn't have any prior information about the attacker, they are shows an astonishing degree of surprised to see that. 0nly planning that has gone into this about the attacker, they are surprised to see that. only three yea rs thing. i, like you, which we think surprised to see that. only three years ago, australian authorities warned bangladesh about a possible that 74—page document he put out, terror attack, and at that time, and he says in it that he developed
the idea of launching this sort of australia said there might be a attack two years ago, and for the terrorist attack in bangladesh. now last three months he has been bangladeshi people are questioning that this attack can happen anywhere planning this specific attack on in the country, so how come in new christchurch. three months of his zealand, where there is no gun time, devoted to precisely this, how he could kill the maximum number of culture, which is generally peace—loving, how come a terrorist attack like this could happen there? people in an attack on christchurch. the implication of that is that why like you say, tragically, we know he chose these particular weapons three bangladeshi citizens have lost and that is why he chose this their lives, but could have been worse. explain to me how close the specific location. the documents, if bangladeshi national cricket team came to being involved in the this reflects his real motivations, attack? they were absolutely lucky explains that very clearly, why he targeted this particular place. a lot of it is down to new zealand because the cricket team were having a practice session in a stadium itself. just to repeat what the new nearby, close to al noor mosque. in zealand government has said about the middle of the practice session, theirs, the content of the video is disturbing, it will be harmfulfor there was a friday prayer break, people to see, and that is one of they were coming to the mosque, came the reasons why we are not showing that video, only that still close to the mosque, and a few
photograph from it. six all the players got down from the bus, and people i know who have watched it one lady was coming from the other say, do not watch it. let's recap on side and she warned them, don't go inside the mosque, an attack is going on. they all got back on the how these events unfolded. bus and were sitting there, stuck on the bus for a while, and they could see that people were just coming out of the mosque, sustaining bullet injuries, full of blood everywhere, and it got down from the bus and at 2:30pm, police described this as immediately fled from the scene and went back to the stadium. they an active shooter situation, later, at 4pm, the new zealand commissioner stayed there for a while and again we re stayed there for a while and again were taken to a hotel. the most mike bush said there had been multiple attacks at multiple important thing here is that locations, both mosques in bangladesh's cricket captain was christchurch. he warrant it was holding a press conference in the unclear of more than one person was involved. he has warned all mosques stadium which made the delay of the bangladeshi players to go to the across new zealand to close their mosque by ten minutes. had they been doors. prime ministerjacinda darren in the mosque ten minutes earlier, it would have been a different called it one of new zealand's
darkest days. at 5:30pm, police said story. so the bangladeshi three men and one woman had been journalists who are covering the test match are saying that that taken into three men and one woman had been ta ken into custody. three men and one woman had been taken into custody. short time press co nfe re nce later, australian prime minister scott morrison confirmed one of test match are saying that that press conference and those ten minutes saved bangladeshi those arrested was an australian cricketers. they were very lucky in citizen. at 730, prime minister a way that others were not. thank you. one of new zealand's biggest sports ardern confirmed 40 people had died stars, the rugby player and more than 20 were seriously sonny bill williams, who is a devout muslim, posted this injured. then at 9pm, the death toll emotional video to twitter. rose to 49. then it was confirmed he speaks own language. just heard the news that one person had been charged and i couldn't put into words how i'm feeling right now. with murder. at the male suspect will appear at a christchurch court just sending my duas on saturday morning. to the families. apparently, there's close to 30 people dead. british prime minister theresa may tweeted to say... just, yeah, sending out my duas. inshallah, everyone who's been killed today in christchurch. yourfamilies, you can take... european council president donald tusk said... just, yeah, sending my duas
to your loved ones. inshallah, you guys are all in paradise. and i'm just... pakistan's prime minister imran khan wrote... deeply, deeply saddened at what happened in new zealand. but, yeah. earlier, my colleague david eades spoke to eyewitness carl pomare, who was driving past one of the mosques with his colleague when they saw people turkish prime minister recep tayyip erdogan wrote... running towards them. i was driving just outside the mosque and i saw to my right lots of people running outside the australian prime minister, the mosque and in the same direction scott morrison, has confirmed that one of the four people arrested as me along the footpath. in the christchurch attack and they were running is an australian citizen. for their lives. i said to my work colleague, at a news conference, he began by offering his support
something is happening here. to victims of the shooting. and the next second there was rapid—fire australia and new zealand, and it wasn't fireworks, it was a semiautomatic rifle. we are notjust allies, and these people were being knocked we are notjust partners, down like ten pins, right opposite we are family. and, as family members where i was driving. with our new zealand cousins today, we grieve, we are shocked, we are appalled, we are outraged i saw them being hit form behind. and they were falling to the ground. and we stand here and condemn very surreal and it's like, 0k, what do we do now? so i stopped my vehicle absolutely the attack that occurred about a hundred metres up the road and we decided, 0k, what are we going to do, today by an extremist right wing, we need to go back and help these guys so we parked up and set up violent terrorist, that a cordon with another car who was luckily another contractor so we managed to secure that end has taken the lives, of the road. stolen the lives, in a vicious, we turned and tried to help people. murderous attack that has claimed my co—worker, he assisted the first person we saw lying on the footpath. so many new zealanders. there were lots of bodies lying around. this attack reminds us of the evil there were no sirens, no police, no ambulance because it had just happened.
that is ever present and would seek for ten minutes, there was no other to strike out at any time. outside assistance apart from the people who were just there, and i particularly want to convey my probably no more than six people, all civilians, helping these people heartfelt sympathies not only lying on the ground, fighting for their lives. to all the new zealand people, as i'm sure all australians would join me in doing, but i particularly want to express my sincere prayers and thoughts it wasn't until about 15 minutes later the armed defenders came. the police couldn't come for those new zealanders, in until the armed 0ffenders came in and then the ambulance couldn't come in until they had indeed australians, of islamic faith secured the area. people were begging our help, today, who have been the subject to take them to the hospital, of this vicious and callous but we couldn't because the ambulances weren't allowed in. right—wing extremist attack. in the end, we made a call to get a father and his daughter i'm not going to go who were both hit, the daughter was critical, we got her into a car through the details of this today and we managed to get her out pretty because that is properly done quickly with the father. we don't know whether they survived. by the new zealand authorities. the new zealand authorities the gentleman who my are conducting that investigation, co—worker was supporting, i have just concluded a briefing with our own authorities he passed away in his arms, sadly, after about 30 minutes. here and agencies, it was a scene of carnage. we were there for a good part and it is for new zealand of the 15, 20 minutes, just us civilians helping these who are leading obviously the people as much as we could
until more support came in. investigation to be able to confirm details of any individuals and certainly the number everything you have described there, of casualties, and i will leave that to them to make those announcements. carl, was outside the mosque, i have already been in contact with prime minister ardern. so these were people being gunned she is obviously caught up down in the streets in the outdoors? in many briefings today. that is correct. she described it as the darkest day and i agree with her, what i can add from that is i agree absolutely with her. that the gunman had already been into the mosque and he was coming australian authorities have already put in place all the necessary out and following people responses and precautions that who were running away are necessary here in australia. from the mosque and shooting them 0ur agencies are working closely as they were running with new zealand authorities away in the back. and have prepared other capacities i saw them fall, hit the ground, as we were driving past. to be stood up to support we heard more rounds, new zealand as and when requested. probably about ten rounds i can confirm that the individual within another minute. who was taken into custody, i have as soon as we started going into the area we heard another ten rounds and we all had been advised is an australian—born to duck down. a few seconds later, citizen, and obviously that element there was probably another four or five rounds. of the investigation, we didn't know where the gunman was. australian authorities are involved my colleague saw the gunman, in and they will be proceeding with their investigation which has he had come out onto the footpath already been stood up involving and he saw him shooting into the car
park area but he wasn't, thankfully, all the relevant agencies. shooting towards the people who were already injured on the footpath. then he ducked away, we didn't see him again. scott morrison talking a little it is an extraordinarily brave thing to do, to stop while ago. we talked about the in the midst of all that, i don't suppose that even international reaction from all over crossed your mind at the time, the world. donald trump has now more of a knee jerk reaction tweeted his reaction. he has of what you knew you had to do. yes, we didn't see a gunman, tweeted. .. we just saw people lying on the footpath injured and we decided we need to go back and help these guys. the first thing we did was set up a cordon and help the people inside the cordon. maybe six or seven of us helping these people as much as we could. for the limited time we had until help arrived. but sadly, you know, the police cannot come we're now joined by in until armed defenders come in and the ambulance can't come in until the area is secure we're nowjoined by an expert in extremism. what are your initial so there was a waiting game. you are trying to keep people alive views on what we know so far? i understand that this is a very while you're waiting professional and an early stage?
for the ambulance to come understand that this is a very professional and an early stage7m is things at flux at the moment, but and finally they did come. but for some people, we re is things at flux at the moment, but were getting a picture of the sadly, it was too late. attacks took place in ideology driving this violence, a christchurch, the largest city white supremacist ideology. the on new zealand's south island. document you have been referencing that he has laid out as a manifesto new zealand's police commissioner said 41 people died at the city's for rationalising this violence are main mosque, al noor. making it clear to the world there isa making it clear to the world there is a reason behind this in his eyes. a further seven people died in the suburb of linwood, while one person who was taken this pernicious, far right ideology that we are seeing expand globally to hospital died of their injuries. and become a transnational phenomenon and pitched as a battle at the deans avenue mosque, we now against the islamisation of the know that 41 people have lost their societies of the west. u nfortu nately, societies of the west. unfortunately, this is a lives. manifestation of that ideology. true voice and we dig into that 74—page and at the linwood mosque, seven have lost their lives. documents, he clearly regards as of the 40 people who have been treated at christchurch hospital, what anders breivik did in norway one has now passed. are something very important to the so the total number of people development of his own commitment to who have died in this violence? he does, brave vic seems horrendous event are 49. instrumental to his radicalisation. and our hearts go out to them he also cites the example of darren and all of their family, all of theirfriends, 0sborne, the finsbury park mosque all of their loved ones.
and i want to assure everyone attacker, here in the uk. as well still awaits roath, whites are we will do our best for them. premises who carried out an attack in the us. —— dylan ruth. we are and at the end, i will talk about and give you the 0800 number so that people can contact us to get seeing details of his ideology. one more information about those who have died and some surrounding circumstance. of the worrying thing is about this is that anders breivik, who killed i would like to also add that, 77 mostly young people in 2011, he so far, one person, talked about the reason for doing it is the fact that these people a male in his late 20s, supported multicultural is in. we has been charged with murder have heard overnight from jacinda ardern, is that she feels one of the and should appear in a reasons new zealand was targeted was christchurch court tomorrow morning. its diversity? get the attacker himself cites this diversity is a three other people were apprehended, reason for going to new zealand. he we believe one of those persons, presents it as a vulnerable point who was armed and was at the scene, and this is a major challenge that may have had nothing governments are facing in this context. as the prime minister to do with this incident. and the two other people that have been apprehended, indicated, the most effective again in possession of firearms response to this is going to be the in the general environment, we are working through to understand affirmation of those values of
what their involvement is. diversity, pluralism and we have recovered a number coexistence. affirmation of values of firearms from both of the scenes, on one hand, but also an onus on linwood avenue and deans avenue. intelligence and security services to think very hard about how they monitor, how they survey i'll i would like to assure everyone extremist white supremacist and around new zealand that every available police and emergency other firelight, extremist white supremacist and otherfirelight, political extremist white supremacist and other firelight, political actors and movements. there is some resource, with our other government catching up to do. most of the agencies and defence force, are doing everything they can action has been on the islamist, joe to keep our communities safe. had us throughout. we are seeing a rise in far right violence, this is let's hear from the mayor becoming mainstream is a lot. do you of christchurch now, lianne dalziel. i think it's really important that think there is catching up to do?” people remain absolutely calm, and feel free to talk do. the security services will to friends and family about the feelings that acknowledge that, i think. the key you will have. to understanding this is that the it's natural. extremists are running from one another idea logically and in the terms of the tactics they are i never could believe that something like this would ever happen operating in. is it connected,? i in the city of christchurch,
but actually, i would never believe that this would ever think it is very much connected, the happen in new zealand. and it looks as if something, the worst has happened, christchurch attacker talks about and we need to pull together and get the attack in sweden as a motivation through this situation. for him to carried his own attack. 400,000 live in the city never mind the spread of extremism of christchurch. let's get the thoughts now of some its residents on the internet, there are questions on the terrible events of the day. for the tech companies raised in the my heart's just breaking for them. last few hours, particularly in the it's just so sad. way the suspect seems to have livestreams his own attack on that shouldn't happen in our country. they should be safe to pray. facebook? this isn't the first time we have seen the live of violence on i'm getting angrier, i've gone from shock and now i'm getting angry. facebook, it's a major challenge for i'm very indignant. the company. they are also coming everyone should feel safe to pray however they want. under criticism for over policing it's unbelievable. content as well. that has been a it is, it's unbelievable. robust attempt by tech companies to deal with this scourge of extremism, we need to be embracing of each other. but it is a huge challenge and will we need to bejust reaching out, require a mixture of automation but checking on our neighbours, whether they're foreign or not
to us, we need to be also the human eye. because of reaching out to each other. somebody sees this manifesto online, it's no tolerance for that should be communicated to intelligence authorities. thank you this in our society. very much. let's hear from the mayor of christchurch now, lianne dalziel. i think it's really important that people remain absolutely calm, and feel free to talk to friends some background on this awful and family about the feelings attack. this sort of attack against the muslim population that you'll have. in new zealand is unprecedented. it's a small community. there were just over 46,000 muslims it's natural. in new zealand at the time of the last census in 2013. i never could believe that something that represents around 1% like this would ever happen of the total population. in the city of christchurch. but it is a fast—growing community. but actually, i would never believe that this would ever happen in new zealand. the number of people identifying and it looks as if something, as muslim rose by 28% between 2006 and 2013. the worst, has happened, and we need to pull together and get the federation of islamic associations of new zealand lists 57 mosques and other muslim centres through this situation. across the country. residents of christchurch have been expressing shock as we've been discussing, one of the attacks was livestreamed — and dismay over the incident. and some social media companies have been working to remove posts featuring the video. my heart's just breaking for them.
earlier, mike wendling from bbc it's just so sad. trending explained to us social media companies are reacting. that shouldn't happen in our country. they should be safe to pray. 0ne one of the suspects in the shooting i'm getting angrier, i've gone from shock and now i'm getting angry. posted on a far—right, alt—right i'm very indignant. internet forum shortly before saying everyone should feel safe they were going to be live streaming to pray however they want. on facebook, with a link to their it's unbelievable. own camera. shortly before? about it is, it's unbelievable. ten, 20 minutes before, as far as we we need to be embracing of each other. can determine. facebook, twitter, we need to bejust reaching out, checking on our neighbours, youtube, the big social media whether they're foreign or not companies, are taking swift action in trying to take down the live to us, we need to be strea m reaching out to each other. in trying to take down the live stream video and copies of that it's no tolerance for video, as well as this document we've been talking about, this this in our society. rambling, ideological — he cussed a manifesto, we're calling ita he cussed a manifesto, we're calling it a document — they are having trouble though, tributes have been pouring in for all the victims because this stuff, being the and their families. sonny b williams — internet, gets copied and pasted. one of the new zealand all blacks players — facebook and youtube are playing our posted this video on twitter when the news first broke and before mole in terms of this stuff is hard
the death toll had risen to its current number of 49. to completely eliminate. but it is he wrote, "my heart is hurting going to put more pressure on the about the news coming social media companies, because they have been in the cross hairs already "out of christchurch. "sending love and prayers over their handling of extremism to the affected families." he speaks own language. online? absolutely. it's very just heard the news difficult, obviously, you have a live video, how are you going to and i couldn't put into words how stop that from going out in advance? i'm feeling right now. that said, they have had a lot of just sending my duas success in clamping down on islamist to the families. extremists, right? videos, that use apparently, there's close to 30 people dead. a technology where they analyse the just... video and can delete it before it just, yeah, sending out my duas. gets posted on youtube, for instance. how quickly that works and the mechanism of that, how inshallah, everyone who's been killed today in christchurch. particular it works, is interesting, because they haven't had complete yourfamilies, you can take... control of it in this situation. just, yeah, sending my duas to your loved ones. a woman who was driving inshallah, you guys near the mosque at the time are all in paradise. of the shooting, says she saw
and i'm just... a number of people were shot, and stopped to help. i heard and saw what i thought were firecrackers, and i saw young fellas running down the streets. deeply, deeply sad at and then all of a sudden, it got what happened in new zealand. quite a violent and i thought, that's not firecrackers, but, yeah. and they started falling. and one felljust to the left of my car, one to the right. and for a few minutes, i stopped the car in shock capturing some of the emotion that new zealand are so many others around the world are feeling right now. as we've been hearing, and i leaned either way, one of the attacks is reported i'm not sure, i think left, to have been livestreamed — cross the seats to try and avoid getting shot. and some social media companies have and apparently a bullet went sailing been working to remove posts featuring the video. over my car and struck the one in the back. with me now to explain more he's all right, the guy, he was very good. about how those social media we pulled up and i opened my companies are reacting driver's door and got out and a guy is mike wendling from bbc trending. in the black commodore came up and said, are you all right? i said, yes, i haven't been shot. what has happened on social media and the poor bloke lying on the verge had been shot over the last few hours? it's in the back and we opened my interesting, one of the suspects in passenger door and driver door the shooting has posted on a and we pulled him round the back to give him some protection.
four—rights, alt—right internet and he had a first aid kit forum, saying before they were going and crouched and ran all the way back to get it. to be livestreaming on facebook. shortly before? about ten, 20 makes he lifted up his shirt and dressed it and i put the pressure on, before, as far as we can determine. and then a nice muslim guy came and gave me help as well, because you have to put quite facebook, twitter, the big social a bit of pressure on, media companies are taking swift action in trying to take down the and my hands were shaking hard, was scared that i wouldn't be able to do a good job. live stream video and copies of that live stream video and copies of that live stream video and copies of that live stream video, as well as this document we have been talking about, and the worst thing was, we could hear the ambulances this rambling, ideological end as he but they couldn't get to us. and then the guy on the other side, because of the manifesto, we're he put three people in his car calling it a document — and took them to hospital. they're having calling it a document — they‘ re having trouble, calling it a document — they're having trouble, though, the problem of this stuff being on the the guy on the street, he was crying for his wife internet, it gets copied. facebook and i could see he was in bad shape, and youtube in particular are playing whack a mole in terms of but i couldn't get to him, this stuff is hard to completely because that was where directly eliminate. but it is going to put more pressure on the social media the gunfire was coming from. companies, because they have been in the cross hairs already already over and just recapping: 49 people are known to have died in shooting attacks on two
there handling of extremism online? mosques in new zealand. dozens more are being treated in hospital for gunshot wounds. absolutely, it's very difficult, you witnesses say a gunman have a live video, how are you going opened fire on worshippers to stop that going out in advance? as they gathered for friday prayers. one man, in his 20s, that said, they have had a lot of has been charged with murder — success in tamping down on islamist a further three people were arrested, but one has since been released. extremists, right? videos, they use a technology that analyses the video and they can delete it before it gets hosted on youtube, for the prime minister, jacinda ardern, described the shootings as instance. how quickly that works and a well—planned terrorist attack. the mechanism of that work, is these pictures, filmed from a passing car, show police detaining a person after trapping their vehicle. it's not clear which of the people interesting, because they haven't had complete control of it in this who have been arrested is shown. situation. thank you very much indeed. that's pretty much it for there are so many people in this hour, but do stay with us on christchurch's hospital is in serious conditions. we will wring news, because we will bring you all the latest from christchurch as we you all the latest news here on the continue to cover this terrible bbc news. terrorist attack which has left people dead. to stay with us here on
bbc world news. hello. looks like the weather is going to get much worse before it gets much better. we need to look out in the atlantic, and we have a lot of cloud streaming our way. this area of cloud is thickening, we have area of cloud is thickening, we have a deepening area of low pressure good morning, another blustery day developing. at the same time, some for many of us across the uk today, of the cloud is breaking up across but said to turn stormier into the the uk to deliver sunshine and weekend. we have this ribbon of showers. still strong and gusty cloud out into the atlantic, it's winds towards the latter part of the pushing its way eastward across the afternoon, mind you. rain across southern parts of england and wales. uk at the moment. so with that, some through the evening, the game the weather fronts continuing to push north, but the rain comes back in in. one cold front pushing southward the south, turning to snow over the at the moment through the morning. pennines, southern uplands, the some outbreaks of rain, a bit of hills of northern islands, because we run into cold air. a touch of clouds, staying cloudy with patches of rain across the south, especially frost and icy patches in the north, the south west this afternoon. for miles further south. tomorrow, an the south west this afternoon. for the north, sunny spells developing, summer showers as well. they could area of low pressure, so the winds be wintry of the higher ground of will strengthen. it mainly occurs
scotla nd be wintry of the higher ground of scotland and strong winds in the over the north sea, so we will not expect this to be a named storm. east of and. maximum temperature is however there will be major around eight in northern areas, 13 across the south. this rain will temperature differences on saturday. some areas seeing rain, some snow. don't think the sun were last too intensify overnight as it moves long over northern ireland, but the eastwards. hill snow to come as snow will linger in scotland, a well. temperatures up to 10 degrees couple of centimetres down to as low in the south, but chile are further north. a touch of frost around. this as 100m. this rain sweeps into england and wales, that will be weather system will move then, mild heavy, bringing floating. ahead of air in the south, warmer air it, we have gusts of up to 60mph. it in the north. as it meets that won't be as windy in northern ireland, but it will be cold, colder air across northern areas, quite significant snowfall across struggling up to 80 degrees in the scotland. many off in the higher central belt, 12 degrees down south. ground, but down to low levels we could get snow too. staying drier in it will be heavy for a while, the rain, the deep low taking the the south, stronger winds for many, waitress away from the uk and things coming down on sunday. strong to especially england and wales, gusts of up to 60mph. it will feel really gale force winds particularly in scotland, a mixture of sunshine and quite chilly during saturday, showers, some of them went straight
temperatures around five celsius in over the hills. temperatures are the north. for england and wales, getting back to where they should be at this time of year. and miles, around 10 degrees. that mild improvement through the central belt, not as mild a saturday in the airwill be miles, around 10 degrees. that mild air will be pushed away through south east. through to next week, so sunday, a cold front moving through. this pressure moving out to the misty, chilly mornings. let's end on a positive note, because with higher north sea, leaving a brisk, north—northwesterly winds. while pressure around , a positive note, because with higher pressure around, most places will be 00:58:21,674 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 drier and less windy. giving us some sunshine, it will also bring showers, which could be on the wintry side. again, many of the higher ground on sunday. but a chilly day, especially for england and wales, temperatures down to 10 celsius. temperatures coming up in the north. turning milder and quieter with high—pressure developing.