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Christchurch Shootings: Fiji Warriors And Samoa A Observe Minute’s Silence Before Game Time

Warriors’ captain and halfback Frank Lomani in his post-match interview said: “The whole Warriors team is sending our prayers of peace to the victims of the Christchurch shootings.
17 Mar 2019 10:20
Christchurch Shootings: Fiji Warriors And Samoa A Observe Minute’s Silence Before Game Time
Fiji Warriors and Samoa team members took a minute to remember those who were killed in New Zealand during 2019 World Rugby Pacific Challenge at ANZ Stadium on March 16, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

The Swire Shipping Fiji Warriors side and Samoa A at the ANZ Stadium yesterday observed a minute’s silence in tribute to the victims of the deadly Christchurch shootings on Friday.

The two teams knelt together in a huddle before the start of their match in a quiet tribute, with Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama looking on from the stands.

Warriors’ captain and halfback Frank Lomani in his post-match interview said: “The whole Warriors team is sending our prayers of peace to the victims of the Christchurch shootings.

“We want to let them know we stand with them.”

New Zealand Police say 49 people were killed when gunmen attacked two mosques in central Christchurch, leaving many injured.

Meanwhile, in the evening, the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre and members of public held a vigil at the FWCC carpark.

They joined the many who are holding similar events around the country, in New Zealand and the rest of the world.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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