It was a ‘black day’ for the citizens of Belgium on Tuesday. A series of planned terror strikes – two at the Brussels airport and one at the Maalbeek metro station – shook the nation, leaving around 28 dead and several injured.
In tough times like this, leaders and individuals from different countries and nationalities have taken to various social media platforms to show their solidarity with Belgium.
With Brussels attacks happening within months of the Paris attacks, the latter found a way to show its solidarity. The Eiffel Tower will be lit up in the colors of the Belgian flag. The gesture is to show that both the countries share the same sentiment and that France is with Belgium in this difficult time.
The heads of countries took to Twitter to condemn the deadly attacks.
J’exprime mon entière solidarité avec le peuple belge. À travers les attentats de Bruxelles, c’est toute l’Europe qui est frappée.— François Hollande (@fhollande) March 22, 2016
News from Brussels is disturbing. The attacks are condemnable. Condolences to families of the deceased. May those injured recover quickly.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 22, 2016
This cartoon is probably one of the perfect ways to show support to Belgium and Twitterati are widely sharing it on the micro-blogging site.
But what seems to be all over Twitter today is this famous Manneken Pis bronze sculpture in Brussels
The statue, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain’s basin, has made it big on Twitter. No, not because there is some controversy involving it, but because Tweeples are using the image as a shout out message to terrorists to piss off!
In this image, people have found a unique way to show their solidarity to Belgium.
I hate terrorism. Especially in a country that I lived in for 2 years of my life. The Manneken Pis logo here is perfect. #prayforbelgium— Adama Anderson (@adamadanderson) March 22, 2016
Terroristes, un petit message pour vous.— Ingrid Therwath (@ingridtherwath) March 22, 2016