The City of Hobart is working with the Multicultural Council of Tasmania to support the event and Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds said everyone was welcome to join the vigil “to share condolences, prayers and hope for peace and tolerance.”
“I’m asking Hobartians to share their sympathy for the victims and their solidarity with the Muslim community at this unsettling time,” Ald Reynolds said.
“This is also an opportunity for us to stand together and say that hatred and xenophobia are not welcome in our city.”
The New Zealand flag will fly at half mast.
Tasmania Police Deputy Commissioner Scott Tilyard yesterday said there was no information to indicate a specific security threat to Tasmania or any Tasmanian interests.
“Tasmanians shouldn’t be unduly worried or alarmed and people should continue to go about
their business as usual,” he said.
“The safety and security of the community is our priority. Tasmania Police continually
monitors and gains information on international and national terrorist incidents and reviews
its counter-terrorism arrangements and capabilities as a consequence.”
Unusual or suspicious activity should be reported to the National Security Hotline 1800 1234
00 or the Police Assistance Line 131 444.
For assistance in a life threatening or time critical emergency call triple-0.