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White Australia Has A Black History

White Australia Has A Black History

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

#illridewithyou : Sydney in solidarity with Muslim women

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With hostages still in danger and central Sydney in lockdown, residents have turned to social media to spread a message of tolerance.
Locals have became concerned about the potential for rising intolerance or aggression towards people wearing religious dress.
One woman started what soon blossomed into a social media campaign to stand in solidarity with the city’s Muslims.
Tessa Kum, a TV content editor and writer living in Sydney, told Guardian Australia she acted after seeing a tweet from Michael James.  She then posted offering her company to anyone in religious attire on her route.

Fellow Twitter users swiftly joined in, offering their support.

Others picked a broader context to reinforce the statement.  And, much like the #putoutyourbats tribute to Phillip Hughes, the idea has caught on.