Sydney Hostage Standoff

Sydney Siege: #IllRideWithYou Shows Support for Muslims

How It Unfolded: Gunman Takes Hostages at Sydney Cafe 1:08

Twitter users pledged their support for Australian Muslims facing a possible backlash as a suspected Islamist gunman took hostages in a Sydney cafe. The hashtag #IllRideWithYou trended globally as unconfirmed reports suggest that women in traditional Muslim dress had been intimidated on public transport in Sydney. Australian Muslim leaders also released a statement condemning the cafe siege, calling it a "despicable act."