Social Media Responds To Hostage Situation In Sydney With Brilliant New Trend

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The shocking events in Sydney, where Martin Place was locked down after an armed man took hostages, have sparked a heart-warming reaction by people on social media.

The Australian PM has spoken how the incident may be ‘politically motivated’ and tension between different religious backgrounds started to surface.

“This is a very disturbing incident. It is profoundly shocking that innocent people should be held hostage by an armed person claiming political motivation. Nevertheless I can say that New South Wales police and other agencies have responded to this incident with great professionalism.”

 

The #IllRideWithYou hashtag was begun by Tessa Kum, a TV content editor and writer who lives in Sydney.¬†Tessa stated that if anyone feels scared because they wear clothing that identifies their religion, she’d ride with them.¬†

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Tessa was inspired to begin the trend having seen this story.

 

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In almost no time at all the hashtag was trending, and people were offering to ride with those that feel unsafe in the current circumstances.

 

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The hostage situation is very disturbing, but it’s great to see doing their best to show solidarity during a tough situation.

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