NZ PM Jacinda Ardern receives death threats on social media
March 22, 2019 3:28 pm
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has received death threats on social media [Source: Reuters]
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has received death threats on social media.
An image of a gun was sent to Ardern two days ago with the caption, “you are next”.
Another was posted to both the Prime Minister and police saying, “next it’s you”.
The Twitter account was suspended around 4pm on Friday.
The suspended account was loaded with anti-Islamic, white supremacist hate speech.
Newshub has reported the tweet to police and the Prime Minister’s Office.
The alleged Christchurch shooter, a 28-year-old Australian national, is a suspected white supremacist, who released a racist manifesto ahead of the 15 March attack where he tried to justify his actions against Muslims.
The Prime Minister’s Office has been contacted for comment.