There was a clear message from the people today: remember the precious lives unjustly taken from us, and reject Islamophobia, reject violence.

Twenty-four hours after learning of the horrific terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealanders came together in solidarity.

Standing side by side, people mourned the tragedy now known as New Zealand's darkest day.

The gathering at Aotea Square in Auckland opened with a prayer for the Muslim community, Christchurch and the rest of the world who were affected by what happened on Friday afternoon.  

See the photos capturing a sombre Saturday in Aotearoa.

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