March 20, 2019
No room for racism, Ardern tells Cashmere students
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern this morning told students at Cashmere High School it is OK to ask for help.
Two students from the Christchurch school and one former student were killed in Friday's attacks on two mosques in the city.
Speaking at the school, Ms Ardern said a lot of people will be feeling a sense of helplessness and asking what can they do?
She told the students to never underestimate the power of just sending a message, looking out for someone, performing a haka. There is power in that.
She said New Zealand should not have tolerance for racism because racism breeds extremism.
Feeling safe meant feeling free from violence. It also meant making a place that was free from racism.
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