PrayFor Berlin: Social Media Offers Support After Christmas Market Attack

© AP Photo/ Michael Sohn

© AP Photo/ Michael Sohn

Sputniknews – 20/12/16

After a terrorist attack on a Berlin Christmas market at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church left at least twelve dead and 48 people injured, social media erupted in a show of support for the victims, and anger at Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The attack was chillingly similar to the terrorist attack in Nice, France, earlier this year which left 86 people dead. On social media, users tweeted condolences and sympathies through the hashtag #PrayForBerlin. Facebook also activated their safety check, so users could check in as being safe, for any concerned loved ones to see.

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