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Hours after Christchurch shooting, members of London mosque called "terrorists"

Protestors hold signs in a London square. The closest sign reads: "No to islamophobia. No to war."
Demonstrators in London following the attack on 2 New Zealand mosques. Photo: Tayfun Salci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

A man in London was attacked with a hammer and a "batten" outside an east London mosque hours after the New Zealand Christchurch shooting, per the Independent.

Driving the news: After 3 men drove by the mosque and called those attending prayer "terrorists," a few worshippers followed the car and were attacked, with one man sustaining head injuries from a hammer, according to police. Muslim world leaders have pointed to the Christchurch mass shooting as evidence of a rising tide of violent Islamophobia, per the Washington Post.