After attackers detonated bombs at the main Brussels’ airport and on a metro train beneath the European Union’s capital on Tuesday, social media began to respond.
Two explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, hit the departures area of Brussels’ Zaventem airport during the busy morning rush, collapsing the ceiling and sending panicked travellers rushing for cover. This morning, European officials proclaimed the continent is at war.
The social media response to the Brussels attacks has many echoes of the reaction to Paris attacks in November and the raid on the Charlie Hebdo magazine in January of 2015.
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