#Illridewithyou: The global tweet calling for calm after terrifying Sydney siege

IF anything positive can arise in the wake of the terrifying siege unfolding in the heart of Sydney, it’s the inspirational #Illridewithyou movement sweeping the world. 

What started off as a simple gesture by Facebook user Rachael Jacobs has quickly gained momentum online and is now trending globally on Twitter after it was picked up by Brisbane radio producer Michael James and Twitter user @sirtessa. 

Almost 300,000 tweets were registered from everyday Australians overnight reaching out to members of the Muslim community, offering to ride with them on public transport if they felt unsafe or feared being abused or attacked.


View the #Illridewithyou tweets here!