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RESTRICTIONS: Broadcast: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Digital: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN The Australian man who carried out twin mosque attacks in Christchurch last month has been formally charged with 50 counts of murder.
The New York Times reports that on March 15, Brenton Tarrant walked into Christchurch's Al Noor mosque and opened fire inside.
He then drove five kilometers to another mosque in Linwood, where he killed several more before being scared away.
According to the BBC, 42 died at Al Noor Mosque, while eight were killed at the Linwood mosque shooting.
RUNDOWN SHOWS: 1.
Suspect emails manifesto 2.
Drive to Al Noor mosque 3.
Shooting inside 4.
Route through mosque 5.
Map of drive to Linwood mosque 6.
Gunman shooting outside Linwood 7.
Man chases gunman 8.
Gunman caught by police 9.
Number of casualties 10.
Gunman in jail 11.
Gun control bill 12.
Social media impact VOICEOVER (in English): "The New York Times reports that just after 1:30 p.m.
On March 15, Brenton Tarrant emailed a 74-page manifesto filled with anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim ideas to 30 people, including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern." "Minutes later, according to the BBC, Tarrant began live-streaming from a head-mounted camera.
Footage shows him driving to the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, and selecting a weapon from the boot of the car." "At around 1:40 p.m., he walked into the mosque through the front entrance and opened fire at people inside, who were there for Friday prayers." "Based on the footage, the BBC reports that Tarrant opened fire inside the women's prayer hall, and then the men's before changing weapons in his car.
He then re-entered the mosque and shot at bodies in the men's hall before leaving." "From Al Noor mosque, Tarrant drove five kilometers to another mosque in Linwood." "Linwood's acting imam Latef Alabi told Stuff that he was leading prayers for a congregation of over 80 when he heard a voice outside at around 1:55 p.m.
He looked out the window to find a man holding a large gun and bodies on the ground, and told everyone to get down." "Stuff reports that police officers managed to force Tarrant's car from the road soon after.
Video taken by a resident shows officers dragging the suspect out of the vehicle and taking him into custody." "According to the BBC, a total of 42 casualties were reported in the Al Noor Mosque, While eight were killed at the Linwood mosque shooting." "According to the New Zealand Police, Tarrant is facing 50 murder and 39 attempted murder charges, and is currently being held in a maximum security prison in Auckland." "CNN reports that in the aftermath of the attack, the New Zealand government has introduced a gun control bill that would ban military-style semi-automatic guns, assault rifles, and related components." "The incident has highlighted the responsibility of social media platforms to stamp out online hate speech.
Facebook announced in late March that it will ban all 'praise, support, and representation' of white nationalism from its platform." SOURCES: New York Times, The Guardian, CNN, BBC https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/16/world/asia/new-zealand-shooting.html https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/05/christchurch-shooting-accused-faces-victims-relatives-in-court-on-50-charges https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/04/asia/brenton-tarrant-new-zealand-shooter-court-intl/index.html https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47582183 *** For story suggestions please contact [email protected] For technical and editorial support, please contact: Asia: +61 2 93 73 1841 Europe: +44 20 7542 7599 Americas and Latam: +1 800 738 8377