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Trudeau condemns Christchurch attack, Canada security tightened

Police in Canada stepped up security patrols at mosques around the country following attacks in New Zealand on Friday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned as absolutely appalling. The attacks on the two Christchurch mosques left at least 49 people dead, with one gunman -- identified as an Australian extremist -- apparently livestreaming the assault and publishing a manifesto online. Attacking people during prayers is absolutely appalling, and Canada strongly condemns today s shootings in New Zealand, Trudeau said on Twitter. Our thoughts and hearts go out to the victims and their families, and we join New Zealanders and Muslim communities around the world in grieving. The flag atop the Canadian parliament was lowered to half-staff in memory of the victims. Police in Toronto and Montreal -- home to Canada s largest Muslim populations -- told AFP they have stepped up security around the more than 100 mosques in the two metropolitan regions. In response to the attacks in ..


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