hashtag An expression of support for freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom from terror, particularly as a reaction to the January 7, 2015 terrorist attack on the French publisher Charlie Hebdo.
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There were smaller statements of support of the French people in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, too, most notably the "JeSuisCharlie" button Amal Clooney pinned to her satin Dior clutch.
—Booth Moore, “Golden Globes: Red carpet takes French flair to fashion heights,” Los Angeles Times, January 12, 2015
A trendy London hotel has been accused of using the Paris killings to promote its business after using the 'JesuisCharlie' hashtag to unveil plans for a branch in the French capital.
—Robin De Peyer, “Top London hotel accused of 'using Paris killings hashtag to promote business',” London Evening Standard, January 12, 2015
2015 (earliest)
—Thierry Puget, “#JeSuisCharlie,” Twitter, January 07, 2015
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