Social media shows support to attacks in Paris

By Valeria Bigurra Peñavera

This Friday a series of unprecedented terrorist attacks left at least 128 dead and around 180 wounded in Paris.

The attacks occurred in 6 different points of the city and were coordinated. Given these events the world has begun to show support in various ways, and social networks joined in.

A series of hashtags are being used on various social networks to show support from users to Parisians.

Paris"Sunset over the base of the Eiffel, Paris 2007" by Eric Chan from Hollywood, United States - sun sets over the base of the EiffelUploaded by Paris 17. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

#Paris, #ParisAttacks, #ParisShooting are some of the main hashtags that are filling internet, where citizens of the world show their disagreement with such events, and support to Paris.

Parisians also created the hashtag #PortesOuvertes, #OpenDoor, #PuertasAbiertas with which they are offering refuge to those who have been victims of the attacks, showing solidarity and demonstrating that despite what happened they are not afraid about this horrible event.

The terrorist attacks on Friday certainly will go down in history, but it will also remain etched in the minds of all the solidarity that has been shown, since everyone is shown support through the hashtags #PrayForParis, #TodosSomosParis, #PrayForPeace, #Prayers4Paris, #PeaceForParis, among others.

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