• The main suspect of a deadly Friday shot at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, appeared in court on Saturday. Brenton Harrison Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, knelt on the cameras and made a white power gesture from the dock. There are two more suspects in custody.
• The New Zealand leader swears "the laws of the gun will change." The suspect has a license to carry the types of firearms used in deadly attacks. According to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, investigators in the scenes of shootings left in 49 dead found five guns allegedly used by the main suspect: Two semi-automatic weapons, two shotguns and a lever-action gun.
• A live video that appeared in one of the shootings was streamed to Facebook and uploaded to other sites like Twitter and YouTube, raising questions about the role of social media in radicalization .
• The police also pointed out that they are investigating a 74-page manifesto left behind after shooting and complaining against Muslims and immigrants and mentioning other extremists entitled to perform acts ̵
• President Trump said on Friday that he did not see the manifesto, but did not believe in white nationalism was a rising global threat, and added, "I think this is a small group of people with very, it's a terrible thing. "
CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND – 28-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, barefoot and barefoot, walked in a Christchurch, New Zealand, and went out "OK" – widely seen as a symbol of white power – while he was standing to face murder charges less than 24 hours after an attack in two mosques in the city left at least 49 people dead.
The police named Tarrant the main suspect in Friday's attack on one of the deadliest shootings in New Zealand's history. Two others were arrested in connection with shootings: The second man, 18-year-old Daniel John Burrough, was scheduled to leave the court later Saturday and face charges that hinder racial hositility or bad mood. A third successor remains unidentified.
During his hearing, Judge Keller closed the public in the interest of safety – an extraordinary move to New Zealand courts – Tarrant did not enter a plea to murder the case. She will remain in custody and appear for another hearing set for April 5, while additional charges are likely.
Wearing white clothes in prison, Tarrant was silent at his hearing and smirked at the press, according to the New Zealand Herald. The pictures from the courtroom showed him standing at the dock, covered by two policemen, who made an "OK" motion widely visible as indicating white power.
Local hospital officials said on Saturday midday that 39 people, including 2 children, were out of hospital, with 11 in critical condition.
No individual has criminal records in Australia or New Zealand, or in the security list, says New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who swears as "the country's gun laws will change" as a result of the massacre.
Ardern said that New Zealand suffered an "extraordinary and indiscriminate act of violence," especially when violence was targeted at the immigrant population in the country. "They chose New Zealand to make their home, and this is their home," he said. "They are us."
Killing dancing touches courage all over the world. President Trump, in a statement released on Friday morning, has expanded his "warmest sympathy and best wishes" to New Zealanders. Fridays later, Trump said he did not believe that white nationalism was a rising global risk. "I think it's a small group of people with a very, very serious problem," he said.
The shooter broadcast the attack, which appeared live on social media platforms and watched over the world. As media companies removed the video, which showed multiple people who hit the gunfire, the viewers saw ways to repost it elsewhere.
The shooting video starts with a gunman in a mosque wearing tactical gear, his car full of weapons. It shows shooting from his perspective – an offensive mass rapist record that the police warns people not to share. The shooter fired hundreds of bullets inside and outside the Al Noor Mosque, where most of the bloodshed had occurred, returning to one point in his car for another weapon. He duplicates the injured victims to make sure they are dead. Violence lasts for about six minutes.
Witnesses at the mosque told Linwood that a caregiver had jumped to the gunman and shot his weapon, which forced him to flee, reported by local media.
Twitter said it had suspended the account where the links appeared and "proactively working to remove video content from the service," a spokesperson said. Facebook "quickly removed both Facebook and Instagram account shooter and the video" as soon as the social media company was alerted by the police, spokeswoman Mia Garlick said in a statement. "We are also removing any compliments or support for crime and shooter or shooters as soon as we know them."
The integration and discussion on the Reddit website is also "actively tracking the situation" and removing "content containing links in a video stream," a spokeswoman told The Post.
In a 74-page manifesto released online in advance of the attacks, Tarrant promised to kill Muslims and "directly reduce immigration rates." In manifesto, Tarrant said he intended to deepen the US dispute over ownership of the gun and the Second Amendment. He also expressed his admiration for the other white nationalists who made mass shootings.
In his manifesto, he wrote in all capital letters "Why can not a person be?" He added: "Why did not I do something?"
He decided to "make strength, to do violence," he wrote.
Nour Tavis, who was in the mosque and escaped after someone cracked a window at the outer building, the shooter said that his gun was open to everyone he could see inside.
"Everyone," Tavis said in the New Zealand Herald, with tears. "Young people, old man, old woman."
Tavis said he saw the man shooting a 5-year-old daughter of a friend.
Health officials said that 48 patients, including children and adults, were treated for gun wounds at Christchurch Hospital.
Ardern said the suspect used five guns in total, two semi-automatic rifles and two shotguns, as well as level-action weapons. He has a license for guns he got in November 2017; he started buying weapons in December, he said.
He swore to promote efforts to change the nation's gun laws, more restrictive than the United States, but not as strict regulation in Australia and many in Europe.
"May I tell you now our gun laws will change," he said. "Now is the time."
The manifesto of Tarrant is combined with the theory of conspiracy about white birthrates and "white genocide." It is the latest sign that the deadly vision of white nationalism has spread throughout the world. Its title, "Great Replacement," has outlined the title of a book by a far-right French polemic, as well as the rallying cry of, among others, the torch-bearing protesters march in Charlottesville at 2017.
In a country of nearly 5 million, more than 46,000 residents are Muslims, according to data from the 2013 Census, up to 28 percent since 2006.
Members of a refugee family who have fled civil war Syria emerged among the victims, Ali Si Akil, a Auckland-based spokesman for Syrian Solidarity New Zealand, said in an interview. The father of the family was killed, a son was seriously injured, and another son was lost, Akil said, citing the information he received from a family friend.
Akil said the family was likely to arrive in New Zealand over the past four or five years, in "a safe haven, only to be killed here."
The Prime Minister that Ardern chose New Zealand for the attack "because we represent diversity, kindness, compassion, home for those who share our values." In response to those responsible for Attacking directly, he said: "You may have chosen us but we strongly refuse and condemn you."
Isaac Stanley-Becker, Eli Rosenberg and Alex Horton in Washington contributed to this report.