Paris shooting: French tweet #voyageavecmoi in solidarity with Muslims after Charlie Hebdo attack

People hold placards reading in French "Muslim not terrorists, peace and love" and "I am Charlie from Geneva" (right) during a gathering in the centre of Geneva on Jan 8, 2015 to pay tribute to the 12 people killed the day before in an attack by arme
People hold placards reading in French "Muslim not terrorists, peace and love" and "I am Charlie from Geneva" (right) during a gathering in the centre of Geneva on Jan 8, 2015 to pay tribute to the 12 people killed the day before in an attack by armed gunmen on the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS - The French have started tweeting #voyageavecmoi or "ride with me" in solidarity with Muslims after a deadly shooting at a Paris weekly magazine.

Twelve people were killed in Wednesday's attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Some believe the magazine was targeted because it had published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed.

The hastag is the equivalent of  which began trending in Australia after a Muslim extremist took 17 hostages in a Sydney cafe last month.

It came about because non-Muslim Australians wanted to offer protection to Muslims who feared reprisals after the hostage crisis, and more than 250,000 comments were posted with the hashtag .

Now, the French are doing the same with tweets such as these: