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News anchors join NZ women wearing headscarves in solidarity with Christchurch mosques victims

Women flooded Twitter, Facebook and other social media with images wearing headscarves in solidarity with Muslim community.

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Kiwi News anchors across New Zealand wore headscarves on Friday 22nd of March showing solidarity to the last week Christchurch massacre victims.

Not just the news anchors covered their heads while covering the memorial events for the victims of Christchurch attack, they also started the broadcasts with Islamic greetings ‘Salam’.

The AM Show news anchor Amanda Gillies, was also among then who said she agonized over whether to cover her hair with a peach-colored scarf.

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“There’s no way a week ago that I would have because I would have thought it would have been deemed inappropriate, not right, that I was insulting the Muslim community,” Gillies further added.

She  also said, “I’ll be honest – I did angst over it today whether I should wear it because I didn’t want to be inappropriate or offend the Muslim community. But I know that they are so welcoming and accepting of it, and I know that a lot of women will wear it today because it just shows that we are united – the solidarity is there, the love and support is there.”

Thousands of women across New Zealand and around the world are showing their support for the Christchurch mosque shooting victims by wearing headscarves in solidarity.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.