Parisians open their doors to strangers with hashtag #PorteOuverte

Paris Hit By Multiple Violent Attacks, Several Dead

As Paris, France reacts to multiple terrorist attacks on Friday night, the people of the city are coming together by opening their doors to strangers.

Using the hashtag #PorteOuverte, which means "open door," Parisians are offering their homes as shelter to those who need a safe place to sleep. Due to the attacks, certain subway lines have been disrupted meaning some people may not be able to get home.

Images of people using #PorteOuverte:

Paris Terrorism: #PorteOuverte, Open Door
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Parisians open their doors to strangers with hashtag #PorteOuverte
The #PorteOuverte hashtag expresses a comforting reminder that amongst all this madness, goodness still lies in people across the world.
#PorteOuverte and the free taxi-fare stories show that even in its darkest of moments, humanity is overwhelmingly about cooperation & love
I have room for stranded people near chatelet. Tell me if you're in need, #PorteOuverte.
The concept of #PorteOuverte, the idea of people opening up their homes tonight to help strangers, is the best thought to go to bed on.
English speaking #PorteOuverte in Paris 15th district.
You're welcome to our home if you're afraid of going home through Paris and are near La Vilette #porteouverte
#PorteOuverte I'm in the 7th if someone needs a place to crash
#PorteOuverte For the french, i give my home. Contact Me
How strange it is that in times of such gross inhumanity, the rest of humanity shines through so bright #PorteOuverte ❤️
#PorteOuverte hashtags like this make me keep my faith in humanity.

Some people in the area are also tweeting that taxis in Paris have turned off their meters to help get people home safe.

Late on Friday night, multiple gun and bomb attacks took place across the city, which left at least 60 people dead and dozens injured. The current situation in Paris is still developing, with police storming a concert hall where up to 100 people were believed to have been taken hostage by gunmen.
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