Parisians Open Homes To Strangers With Hashtag #PorteOuverte
The terror attacks that have hit Paris has left at least 140 people dead, more injured and many more left stranded.
France was declared in a state of emergency, and France has closed its borders.
French President Hollande is closing the country's borders after tonight's terrorist attack https://t.co/es9pcsSICB— NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 14, 2015
Due to the attacks, certain subway lines have been disrupted, leaving many people stranded in the city. But a twitter hashtag has taken off, offering places to stay for people who can't get home.
Using the hashtag #PorteOuverte, which means "Open Door", Parisians are offering their homes as shelter to those who need a safe place.
English speaking #PorteOuverte in Paris 15th district.— Clotilde P (@EnPointilles) November 13, 2015
You're welcome to our home if you're afraid of going home through Paris and are near La Vilette #porteouverte— Them Games (@ThemGames) November 13, 2015
Faith in humanity = restored #PortOuverte— Annelous (@annevanitem) November 13, 2015
There are also reports that Parisian taxi drivers are turning off their meters for the night to get people home safely.
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