Accused Christchurch massacre gunman Brenton Harrison Tarrant has made a white power gesture from behind a glass window during a brief appearance in court.
Tarrant, 28, originally from Grafton, New South Wales but more recently a resident of Dunedin on New Zealand’s South Island, was dressed in a white custody outfit with a black sash around his waist.
Flanked by two much taller armed security officers, Tarrant smiled faintly as he stood behind a small glass barrier which came up just above his eyes.
Police allege that after opening fire inside the Al Noor Mosque Tarrant drove to the Linwood Masjid Mosque across town and continued his rampage.
A second man Daniel John Burrough, 18, has also been charged with ‘exciting hostility or ill-will’ in relation to the mosque attacks but he did not appear in court.
Members of the public were banned from entering the court during the proceedings, but one man outside tried to break-in during the hearing.
He said he wanted to ‘knife’ the accused attacker and showed reporters a weapon he was carrying.
So far 49 people have been confirmed dead – including at least one child – while dozens more remain missing.
SOURCE: Daily Mail