‘Respect’: Powerful photo of police officer in headscarf captures solidarity of New Zealand Muslim community

‘Respect’: Powerful photo of police officer in headscarf captures solidarity of New Zealand Muslim community

A powerful photo of a New Zealand police officer standing guard outside of a Christchurch cemetery — while wearing a black headscarf with a red rose o

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A powerful photo of a New Zealand police officer standing guard outside of a Christchurch cemetery — while wearing a black headscarf with a red rose on her lapel and holding a rifle — has become an image of “respect” for many around the world.Story continues below

Mourners and relatives gathered to begin the process of burying the 50 people murdered by a lone gunman who attacked two mosques a week ago. Many women, including police officers, wore headscarves in New Zealand as a sign of solidarity with the country’s Muslim community.READ MORE: ‘New Zealand mourns with you. We are one,’ PM tells Christchurch Muslims near shooting siteImages of a young police officer standing guard outside the Christchurch Memorial Park Cemetery have been shared hundreds of times on social media. One of the images was captured by Stuff photographer Alden Williams.The photographer captured the stark image of Whanganui Police Constable Michelle Evans holding a semi-automatic rifle while wearing a black headscarf.

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