Netizens in Jakarta and overseas have expressed shock at Wednesday evening’s bomb attack near the bus station at Kampung Melayu in East Jakarta, and many have been conveying their sympathies.
#PrayForJakarta and #KamiTidakTakut (We are not afraid) exploded on the worldwide trending topic list of micro-blogging site Twitter immediately after the attack.
“Everyone, please stay safe! #PrayforJakarta,” singer-songwriter Raisa posted on her twitter handle @Raisa6690, which has been retweeted by more than 250 users.
“Deep condolences at bombing act in Kampung Melayu, Jakarta. Please don’t share any unverified information,” Twitter Indonesia @TwitterID posted.
“I express my condolences on the explosion in Kampung Melayu, Jakarta. [We] condemn the terrorist attack,” wrote Youth and Sports Affairs Minister Imam Nahrowi.
“Whatever and whoever you are, we are #notafraid and no one will tear apart and destabilize our security,” tweeted another netizen Lina Wiranti.
Twitter users also used #SafetyCheckJakarta to inform other users about conditions in their respective areas.
During a terrorist attack in Central Jakarta on Jan. 14 in 2016, netizens also used the #PrayforJakarta and #WeAreNotAfraid hashtags to express solidarity and show resistance in the face of terror.