New Zealand Police Woman Michel Evans Impressed the World
Police woman Michel Evans in New Zealand wore the hijab as a show of support for 50 people shot dead in Christchurch.
Meni women in New Zealand wore the hijab as a show of support for 50 people shot dead in Christchurch a week ago, but the veil of police officer Michel Evans has caught the attention of many, and her image has gained popularity across New Zealand and beyond as well.
Police officer Michel Evans has decided to wear the headscarf and hang a red rose on her bulletproof jacket as a form of symbolic solidarity that has been met with gratitude around the world, the Daily Mail reported.
The picture taken by the photographer at the Associated Press, Vincent Yu, a policewoman with a semiautomatic rifle and wearing a headscarf, while guarding a cemetery in Christchurch on Thursday, was very popular.
Many said the 24-year-old Evans had fully reflected the feelings of many New Zealanders toward Muslims.
In an interview with Wanganui Chronicle, Evans said she joined the police force in 2016 because she wanted to serve the community of Wanganui City where she grew up.
“I want to be my job here, I love Wanganui, it’s a beautiful little city, and this is where I want to live.
Six months ago, Evans wrote a press release about her pressure as a policewoman. “It is not natural to bear the burdens of the policemen: emotionally, physically and mentally,” she said.
When Evans began working for the Wanganui police she wanted to focus on youth participation and work on the front lines. For that, Evans trains every day and reads about health and psychology.
The authorities tightened security measures on Friday, with dozens of armed police deployed, and buses on both sides of the roads stopped through the streets of the city to close in order to make way for the funerals of the victims and the mourners.
On Friday, Evans’ colleague took off his hat to show respect for the families and friends of the victims who attended the funerals, while New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardirne wore a veil to show her support.
Hundreds of Muslims and non-Muslims rallied in front of the Nur Mosque, where more than 40 people were killed by a white fanatic before heading to the nearby Lenwood mosque in a horrific terrorist attack more than a week ago.
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Police woman Michel Evans in New Zealand wore the hijab as a show of support for 50 people shot dead in Christchurch