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If you were looking for an oasis of #feelgood in an otherwise shitty day, look no further. While details are still scant about the hostage scenario taking place in Sydney’s Martin Place, one detail that came to light early in the piece was the flag held up in the window of the Lindt café, bearing the message “There is no god but God, and Muhammad is the messenger of God.” Concerned that the day’s events could fan the flames of violent Islamophobia, Tessa Kum, a Sydney-based TV content editor and writer, tells the Guardian how she was inspired to start a hashtag in support of those who may be fearing for their safety during their daily commute. Take a look at how the #illridewithyou hashtag has progressed in the gallery above.

Track the #illridewithyou hashtag on Twitter.