Man behind New Zealand terrorist attack appears in court

The attacker used five weapons to kill at least 49 people including children 

Tarrant flashed an up-side down ‘okay’ signal, a symbol used by white-supremacists around the world
Tarrant flashed an up-side down ‘okay’ signal, a symbol used by white-supremacists around the world

Brenton Tarrant, the man behind Friday's deadly massacre which left at least 49 people dead, appeared before a New Zealend court this morning. 

The 28-year-old attacker was charged with murder and remanded in custody without a plea until his next appearance in the South Island City’s High Court on April 5. 

The man was handcuffed, shoeless and wearing white prison overalls. 

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His court-appointed lawyer made no application for bail or name suppression according to media reports. 

Reports from Christchurch have said that Tarrant locked eyes intensely with journalists during his appearance in court, but refused to speak. 

Tarrant flashed an up-side down ‘okay’ signal, a symbol used by white-supremacists around the world.  

Paul Keller, the judge presiding over the case allowed for photos of Tarrant to be taken, but ordered for his face to be blurred for fair-trial rights. 

Two other suspects have also been taken into custody.

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