Justice

A Cartoon of Solidarity Represents the Belgium Attacks

March 22nd 2016

By:
Kyle Jaeger

A series of deadly attacks in Brussels, Belgium, left at least 31 people dead and 130 others injured on Tuesday morning, according to the Associated Press — less than five months after coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris killed 130 people. In a show of solidarity, the French newspaper Le Monde published this illustration, created by cartoonist Plantu.

The cartoon shows two figures mourning and consoling each other, each marked by their respective national flag. The date of the attacks in Paris, November 13, and Brussels, March 22, are featured beneath them.

The image, as well as the hashtag #JeSuisBruxelles ("I am Brussels) are being shared across social media.

While no terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the Belgium attacks as of yet, the bombings at the country's main airport and a subway station in Brussels come days after Belgian authorities captured Salah Abdeslam, the last suspected member of an ISIS terrorist cell that carried out the attacks in Paris.

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