New Zealands busiest football match started silently because of the shooting.

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 New Zealands busiest football match started silently because of the shooting.


Overseas Network, March 15, local time, March 15, afternoon, Christchurch City, New Zealand, a large-scale shooting incident. Police later confirmed that 49 people were killed and 48 injured. Affected by the incident, members of the New Zealand Rugby Chiefs and Hurricanes mourned before the start of the football match at Waikato Stadium in New Zealand that evening.

New Zealand Rugby chiefs and hurricane team members gathered in a circle to observe a minute of silence before the start of the match, Stuff News reported. The stadium announcer said on the radio that everyones heart was with the people affected by the shooting.

Cameron George, chief executive of New Zealands Rugby Warriors, also said that there would be a minute of silence before the start of the NRL seasons first match at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

On the afternoon of the 15th, two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, were shot. Following the shooting, New Zealand authorities asked residents in the city centre to stay indoors and not go to the mosque and report suspicious acts immediately. New Zealand police say all mosques in the country have been ordered to close.

New Zealand police have arrested four people, including three men and one woman, one of whom was identified as an Australian-born citizen and one accused of murder. New Zealand Prime Minister Aden said the suspects were not on the relevant security or terrorist watch list. In addition, explosive devices were found on several cars in Christchurch.

Aden spoke nationwide after the shooting, confirming that the shooting in Christchurch had resulted in many deaths, calling it one of New Zealands darkest days. Additionally, Aden said New Zealand had raised its national security threat level to the highest level.

Source: Author of Overseas Network: Yao Kaihong, responsible editor: Shi Jianlei_NBJ11331