WELLINGTON (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres aims to draw up a global plan to fight a rising tide of hate speech, he said on Tuesday, during a visit to a New Zealand mosque where dozens of worshippers were killed in a mass shooting in March.
Guterres visited the Al Noor Mosque in the southern city of Christchurch, where a gunman killed more than 40 people on March 15 in one of the attacks on two mosques that killed a total of 51 people.
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An Australian man, a suspected white supremacist, has been charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder over the attacks.
“Hate speech is spreading and public discourse is being coarsened,” Guterres said in a speech outside the mosque.
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