In the wake of the brutal Peshawar attack today, many social media users have declared today “Black Day” as the world mourns the loss of more than 100 children. The Taliban attacked a school in Pakistan, and stories of survivors are pouring out, with each one being more terrifying than the last.
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As the deluge of horror continues online, many have changed their Facebook profile pictures to just a plain black square with no words, while others have changed their profile photos to black backgrounds with simple statements:
Still others offered a chilling reminder of just how horrible the Peshawar attack was:
Terrifying accounts of the Peshawar attack
Twitter is arguably the most popular social media platform for those wanting up-to-the-minute news, and reports from survivors are filling up users’ Timelines. A report posted on Yahoo News tells the full tale of 16-year-old Shahrukh Khan, who survived the attack. He said he was attending a guidance session in his school’s auditorium when the Taliban gunman burst into the room.
“I folded my tie and pushed it into my mouth so that I wouldn’t scream.” #PeshawarAttack survivor on playing dead: http://t.co/Sdd6GMVbJZ
— Shreeya Sinha (@ShreeyaSinha) December 16, 2014
Students were forced to watch as militants brutally murdered people in front of them before beheading each of them.
— The Independent (@Independent) December 16, 2014
Other students as young as 10 had to watch as militants shot their friends to death right in front of them. Media reports indicate that 132 children and nine staff members at the school died in the Peshawar attack. Another 121 people were injured in the attack, including three staffers. Twitter also alive with supportive comments As the graphic images and news reports continue to fill Twitter, users of the micro-blogging platform are also tweeting comments in support of the victims. Twitter users are using the hashtag #PeshawarAttack.
Idk how extremists can kill innocent children. Hope they all rot in hell after a brutal beating #PeshawarAttack
— ItaliaPrep (@italiaprep) December 16, 2014
The smallest coffins are the hardest to hold #PeshawarAttack
— Abdul Raheem Rudolph (@rudol9h) December 16, 2014
I just don’t get why extremists do this type of thing. Children….. there are not words. #PeshawarAttack
— Crucial A D D Y (@BIackGooner) December 16, 2014
It takes 9 months for a woman to carry baby in her womb, and it took them 9 seconds to destroy a mothers life. #PeshawarAttack #RIP
— Mohammad Suleman (@_96iverson) December 16, 2014