Opposition Leader condemns Christchurch attacks
Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has condemned the
Christchurch attacks and expresses condolences to the people
“Details are still emerging but the
attacks are shocking.
“We stand with and support
the New Zealand Islamic community. No one in this country
should live in fear, no matter their race or religion, their
politics or their beliefs.
“My thoughts, and the
thoughts of the National Party are with the victims of
today’s attacks, along with their families and friends. My
heart goes out to all of
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