#JeSuisBruxelles trends in wake of Brussels bombings to show support for victims of attack

Brussels Attacks: The Timeline
Brussels Attacks: The Timeline

Belgium citizens, their neighbors and people around the world flocked to social media Tuesday morning after multiple explosions ripped through the international Zaventem airport and Maalbeek metro station in Brussels, killing at least 26 people and injuring at least 136.

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The hashtag #JeSuisBruxelles began trending directly after Tuesday's attacks and painted a picture of the grief, tragedy and human compassion enveloping the world during the latest act of terror.

See #JeSuisBruxelles mentions on Twitter:

"Don't let the evil actions of broken people define your view of our world," read one quote tweeted on Tuesday morning. "Don't be terrorized into a diluted, hopeless reality."

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Almost instantly, thousands of black, yellow and red hearts flooded timelines with the #JeSuisBruxelles hashtag, along with cartoons of the Parisian flag hugging a crying Belgium flag, prayers from across the globe and inspiring quotes to uplift those inflicted by the latest atrocities to strike the world.

"This is not Islam," read multiple tweets, in several languages, using the #JeSuisBruxelles:

It was yet another devastating moment of terror throughout the nation, which has been on high alert since the Paris terror attacks in November, and even more so after authorities captured Europe's most wanted man, Salah Abdeslam, one of the people behind last year's coordinated attacks, in Brussels last week.

#JeSuisBruxelles Tweets