The Jakarta Post
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.