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Hobart vigil to be held for Christchurch victims

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The City of Hobart has announced a vigil will be held in the CBD in tribute to victims of the Christchurch terrorist attacks.

It's been organised in conjunction with the Multicultural Council of Tasmania, with all encouraged to attend.

It will be held tomorrow night at 6pm in Franklin Square. The New Zealand flag will be flown at half mast.

Meanwhile Premier Will Hodgman has made a statement on the events across the Tasman.

"Tasmania is home to people from all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. There is absolutely no place in our community for the hatred and intolerance that has bred this barbaric act of terrorism and we condemn it in the strongest possible terms," he said. 

"On behalf of all Tasmanians, the Government extends its deepest condolences to those who have lost loved-ones in yesterday’s senseless attack on people who were only peacefully participating in religious observance.

Tasmanians well understand how difficult it is for the people of Christchurch and New Zealand at this time, and our thoughts and prayers are with them."

Mr. Hodgman says state authorities have recieved briefings on the situation and Tasmania is ready to provide any assistance to New Zealand should it be required. He has also confirmed police are reaching out to the local Muslim community to support them and reassure them of their safety.

"All flags on Tasmanian Government buildings will be flown at half-mast as a sign of respect for the victims of this wicked terrorist act."


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