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Australians Show Support for Muslims Amid Hostage Crisis with #IllRideWithYou

With some anecdotal reports of average Muslims feeling nervous about backlash amid the hostage crisis in Sydney, Australians have flocked to Twitter showing their support for average Muslims with the hashtag #illridewithyou.

The genesis of the Twitter trend, according to the BBC, was a Facebook post from a woman who saw a Muslim woman taking off her hijab, so she walked over to her, said “I’ll walk with you,” the Muslim woman cried and put her hijab back on, and they walked together.

Then it got picked up by Twitter user @sirtessa, who came up with “I’ll ride with you”:

And some people got on board:

From there, scores of Australians showed their support for average Muslim citizens with their tweets. Here’s a selection of them:

[h/t NBC News]
[image via @anggerwitasari]

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