Schoolchildren Perform Impromptu Haka In Tribute To Murdered Friends

A group of schoolchildren who lost two classmates in the New Zealand terror attack performed an impromptu haka in tribute to their friends.



Two mosques in Christchurch were targeted on March 15 by a gunman who killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens more.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the incident as terrorism, and in the wake of the attack the government has agreed to reform the country’s gun laws.




Tributes have been pouring in for those who lost their lives, and students from various schools came together to mourn the two peers who had been killed in the hateful crime. While there, they broke out into a performance of the haka, a ceremonial Maori dance.

A video of the gathering was shared on social media, with the caption: “An impromptu haka by a small group of #Christchurch schoolchildren in tribute to 2 of their murdered classmates becomes a powerful & cathartic expression of grief & anger as scores of students join the deafening chorus.”




It’s not been specified exactly where this video was taken, but the New Zealand Herald reports seven people, including three students, associated with Cashmere High School were killed or injured in Friday’s attacks.

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