After last night’s horrific attacks in the French capital that saw 140 people lose their lives, millions of people from all over the world took to social media to stand tall against terrorism.
The violent attacks swept the city at around 8.30pm UK time. The initial reports came in the form of two explosions, with further reports of shootings coming shortly afterwards.
By 10pm, French Police had confirmed that at least 18 people had been killed, with more to be confirmed. Meanwhile, there were also reports of shootings at the Bataclan theatre. The rest is history.
In 2015, not a lot can happen in the world without it making its way onto social media, and sometimes this isn’t necessarily a good thing. However, last night, social media proved to be a ray of sunshine over what was undoubtedly a very dark moment for a very historic city…
As Paris turned out their lights as a sign of mourning, the rest of the world lit theirs in French colours.
— HAILEY❌5SOS (@Hailly_styles) November 14, 2015
— Niall's girl✨ (@sognandohoran) November 14, 2015
— maria.. (@bellionmendes) November 14, 2015
The Queen – "We send our most sincere condolences to you, the families of those who have died and the French people" (2/2)
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 14, 2015
The Queen – "Prince Philip and I have been deeply shocked and saddened by the terrible loss of life in #Paris" (1/2)
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 14, 2015Advertisement
Fuck these Jihadists.
They will NEVER break us. #paris
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 14, 2015
My message to the French people: Nous sommes solidaires avec vous. Nous sommes tous ensemble. We are with you. United.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) November 14, 2015
— Tom Boadle (@TomBoadle) November 14, 2015
— Stacy Meichtry (@SMeichtry) November 14, 2015
— ㅤMάriάm (@AllTheFkinLove) November 14, 2015
It’s not just the well known who are showing their support though. Hundreds of people queued to donate blood at the Saint Louis hospital in Paris this morning, in an act of kindness that has become more and more common during situations like these.
As it stands, Paris is at a standstill. The Eiffel Tower remains in darkness, and the majority of the city’s shops and major landmarks have closed their doors.
David Cameron says the UK should be “prepared for a number of British casualties”, but our thoughts go out to EVERYONE involved in this terrible situation.