My social media has had a huge influx of news articles floating around regarding the siege in Sydney earlier this week. I found out about it firstly from a girlfriend texting me saying are you watching the news?! I was out at the shops starting my Christmas shopping and hadn't really been on Facebook or instagram that day.. she told me what was happening.. I was in shock that something like this was happening in Australia.. it was quite a scary thing to find out!
There seems to be a world of crime going on though all over the place not just in Australia and we see it in the news every day. In saying this I felt for something to be so spoken about all over social media & to see the footage of it while it was actually happening made it feel so much more real & close to home and the thought that someone I know could be being held hostage or in that area made it even more terrifying.
I've seen people angry, upset, scared posting to social media to spread awareness, to talk out their feelings or have there say in the goings on. It's great to see Australians standing up & speaking out about these situations to spread awareness & to fight for what we believe in.
The #illridewithyou message is what has stood out to me most.. The hashtag seems to have started from a lady called Rachael Jacobs who was riding on a train and noticed a Muslim women take off her head covering after finding out about the situation in Sydney. Rachael said in her post "I ran after her at the train station. I said 'put it back on. I'll walk with u." It's really beautiful to see someone stand up for this woman and let her know that she was not alone & not judged upon this man's doing.
My thought's and prayers go out to the families affected by this horrible situation & may the people who lost their lives rest in peace. x
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