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Rival gangs console each other after Christchurch terror attack as Jacinda Ardern meet victims 

United by grief: Rival gangs console each other after Christchurch terror attack as Jacinda Ardern comforts mourners

  • Mongrel Mob gang members have been captured consoling each other  
  • Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has met families of the victims in Christchurch
  • Ms Arden wore a black headscarf to pay respect to the victims of Friday’s attack
  • She visited Hagley College and the Canterbury Refugee Centre on Saturday

Members of one of New Zealand’s most notorious street gangs have been captured consoling each other after the Christchurch terror attack as Prime Minister Jacinda Arden met families of the victims.

Authorities have confirmed that 49 people died in the mosque massacre on Friday while at least 40 people were treated in hospital for their injuries – with 11 still critical.

Mourners have gathered across New Zealand and the globe to honour the worshippers, who were defenceless when they were allegedly shot at by Australian citizen Brenton Tarrant.

Members of the Mongrel Mob descended at Hagley College, in Christchurch, where Jacinda Arden arrived at about 1pm to greet hundreds of survivors, family members and mourners. 

Prime Minister Jacinda Arden speaks with a woman during a visit to the Canterbury Refugee Centre in Christchurch

Members of the Mongrel Mob (pictured) descended at Hagley College, in Christchurch, where Jacinda Arden arrived at about 1pm to greet hundreds of survivors, family members and mourners

Members of the Mongrel Mob (pictured) descended at Hagley College, in Christchurch, where Jacinda Arden arrived at about 1pm to greet hundreds of survivors, family members and mourners

Ms Arden hugs a member of Christchurch's Muslim community on Saturday afternoon

Ms Arden hugs a member of Christchurch’s Muslim community on Saturday afternoon

Ms Arden, who then visited Canterbury Refugee Centre in Christchurch, wore a black headscarf to pay her respect.  

She told reporters on Saturday afternoon that authorities were focusing on returning victims to their families so they could properly mourn.     

The Prime Minister spoke with families at Hagley Park who were desperately trying to locate their missing relatives.  

‘Hagley Park, very much the focus on them was being able to access their loved ones,’ she said.  

‘Front of mind for them, of course, is fulfilling their religious expectations and that is burial.’

Ms Arden had also spoken with Muslim leaders at the refugee centre.

Ms Arden, who visited Canterbury Refugee Centre in Christchurch, wore a black headscarf to pay her respect

Ms Arden, who visited Canterbury Refugee Centre in Christchurch, wore a black headscarf to pay her respect

Ms Arden had also spoken with Muslim leaders at the refugee centre

Ms Arden had also spoken with Muslim leaders at the refugee centre

Ms Arden spoke to a number of survivors who shared their experiences, including one man who said a bullet scraped him

Ms Arden spoke to a number of survivors who shared their experiences, including one man who said a bullet scraped him

Mongrel Mob are an organised street gang in New Zealand based across the country

Mongrel Mob are an organised street gang in New Zealand based across the country

‘At the meeting at the refugee centre, their community leaders shared the same sentiment that has come through from New Zealanders generally that,’ she said.

‘This is not the New Zealand they know.’

‘This is not the New Zealand that has welcomed them and that it is not a reflection of the New Zealand they know, and that sentiment came through very strongly.’

Ms Arden spoke to a number of survivors who shared their experiences, including one man who said a bullet scraped him.

Mongrel Mob are an organised street gang in New Zealand based across the country.  

The street gang were dressed in jackets, vests and t-shirts with the mongrel logo.

They are seen greeting other mourners at Hagley College on Saturday afternoon.

Jacinda Arden will now visit the hospital where 39 people are receiving treatment.  

The street gang was seen dressed in jackets, vests and t-shirts with the mongrel logo

The street gang was seen dressed in jackets, vests and t-shirts with the mongrel logo

They are seen greeting other mourners at Hagley College on Saturday afternoon

They are seen greeting other mourners at Hagley College on Saturday afternoon

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