Jakarta. Indonesian netizens were quick to show support on Twitter following a string of deadly bombings at churches in Surabay, East Java, on Sunday (13/05) morning.
#KamiTidakTakutTeroris (We are not afraid of terrorists) and #BersatuLawanTeroris (get united against terrorists) were two of the top three trending topics on Twitter in the country, after #Surabaya.
dear people, pls stop spreading every victim's picture from Surabaya incident. this is what they want (terrorist). and also, please give some respect to the families of the victims.#KamiTidakTakutTeroris — Kekeeee. (@univeurse) May 13, 2018
Mari singsingkan lengan baju untuk bersama melawan radikalisme dan terorisme. pic.twitter.com/VNCJ3RIP9Z
— Nahdlatul Ulama (@nahdlatululama) May 13, 2018
The police have called on netizens to stop spreading graphic images of the attacks online.
"We hope the public does not spread or upload photos on social media [related to the bombing]," East Java police spokesperson chief Commissioner Frans Barung Mangera.
"[Please] rely on information about victims and other things from official police statements," he said.