Jakarta blasts: Support pours in for Indonesian capital on social media

Hashtags and messages on Twitter demonstrated people's defiance against militants who carried out the attack.
Hashtags and messages on Twitter demonstrated people's defiance against militants who carried out the attack.PHOTO: VIVICOREY/TWITTER

Hours after multiple bombs shook Jakarta on Thursday (Jan 14), people, including politicians took to social media to express their support and solidarity with Indonesia.

The hashtag #KamiTidakTakut or "We are not afraid" was trending on Twitter, demonstrating people's defiance against militants who carried out the violent attack.

At least three civilians were killed in the worst attack in the Indonesian capital since 2009.

"#Fear is not in our blood!" Adinda Aksari tweeted with the hashtag #KamiTidakTakut.

The hashtags #prayforjakarta and and #prayforindonesia were also trending on social media.

#PrayForJakarta was the top trending hashtag in Singapore on Thursday afternoon. As of 3.45pm, Twitter has seen more than 220,000 #PrayForJakarta tweets worldwide. 

As seen after previous terror attacks, netizens stood in solidarity with the targeted city by posting messages of support online.

One tweet by Indonesian singer Raisa Andriana was retweeted more than 2,000 times.

Jakarta-born singer and actress Agnez Mo shared a passionate tweet about her love for her country, and how Indonesians would not be so easily provoked. Her post was retweeted over 4,000 times. 

The hashtag even reached South Korea, with Super Junior member Yesung's tweet receiving more than 7,700 retweets. 

Muslim Swedish singer Maher Zain's tweet about how terrorism has no religion also resonated in the Twittersphere, with more than 5,700 retweets.

Graphics showing support for Indonesians also appeared online, such as some which had the hashtag #jakartaberani, or "brave Jakarta".

A number of politicians also messaged their solidarity with Indonesia online and condemned the attack.

Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak tweeted that Malaysia stands ready to help its neighbour.

Singapore Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli condemned the attack in a post on Facebook.