THE people of Glasgow are showing their solidarity with the people of New Zealand tonight in a vigil.

It comes after 49 people were killed at two mosques after a right-wing extremist went on a shooting spree in the city of Christchurch.

Brenton Tarrant, 28, from Australia, appeared to have live-streamed the terror attack and outlined his anti-immigrant motives in a manifesto posted online.

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The country’s police commissioner, Mike Bush, said 49 people were confirmed dead and that a man in his late 20s has been charged with murder.

Glaswegians have already sprung into action on social media by posting heartfelt messages of love and support.

Now, a vigil for those who lost their lives, and their families, is planned for later this afternoon in the City Centre.

Govanhill-based group The Muslim Council of Scotland (MCS) is organising the touching event.

MCS said in a short statement: “We invite all to attend a vigil this evening for the victims of the Christchurch shooting in New Zealand.

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“More than 50 people have lost their lives in one of the worst attacks on the community we have seen to date.

“It is now time for us all to stand together against this hatred and share our support to the victims and injured.”

The vigil will take place at 5pm Friday, March 15 (today) on the Royal Concert Hall steps at the top of Buchanan Street. All are welcome.

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