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 #illridewithyou 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 #illridewithyou.
Now, the French are doing the same with tweets such as these:
— Fatima Said (@fattysaid) January 8, 2015
— Manu Bla (@stargaza_) January 8, 2015
— Joe M (@MacLambda) January 8, 2015
France needs #VoyageAvecMoi This muslimophobia will be immensely pernicious for the society. Abyss lies ahead on this path.
— the bluebird sinking (@bipinsd) January 8, 2015
— Tommy Miles (@tommymiles) January 8, 2015