- The campaign began after Rachael Jacobs of Brisbane saw a Muslim woman remove her hijab while taking public transportation during the Sydney siege.
- Soon afterward, Twitter user @SirTessa made an offer to ride public transit with fearful Muslims.
- — Sir Tessa (@sirtessa)Mon, Dec 15 2014 05:28:05If you reg take the #373 bus b/w Coogee/MartinPl, wear religious attire, & don’t feel safe alone: I’ll ride with you. @ me for schedule.
- The hashtag took off locally and later trended globally.
- — Cindy C (@cindyfoureyes)Tue, Dec 16 2014 08:13:31
- — Larry Schlesinger (@larryschles)Tue, Dec 16 2014 08:13:11It's very moving to read of Australians' response to the siege tragedy - makes me proud to call Australia home #illridewithyou
- — Yasmin Korayem (@KorayemY)Tue, Dec 16 2014 08:13:00
#IllRideWithYou trends worldwide after Sydney hostage standoff
Australians showed solidarity with Muslims during Monday's hostage crisis by offering to ride public transit with those in religious attire. #IllRideWithYou quickly started to trend locally on Twitter and has now gone global. Take a look at what people are saying.
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