In the aftermath of the explosions that killed at least 30 people and wounded nearly 200 in Belgium on Tuesday morning, Belgians and tourists gathered at the Place de la Bourse, the former Belgian stock exchange. On the pavement, they wrote messages of love and solidarity in chalk.
#Brussels En face de la Bourse à #Bruxelles (Virginie Nguyen Hoang/Hans Lucas "Le Monde") https://t.co/g1sNu1XKGd pic.twitter.com/OOvWt994bp— Le Monde Live (@lemondelive) March 22, 2016
Here's some of what they're writing
"While there's life, there's hope. We are hope."
Place de la Bourse et piétonnier, #Bruxelles en Live. pic.twitter.com/9TYeH3R16m— Darkkn0w (@Darkknow) March 22, 2016
Je suis musulmane et je condamne les actes terroristes et islamophobe: "I am Muslim and I condemn acts of terrorism and Islamophobia."
Vive la paix: "Long live peace."
Prenons le pouvoir sur notre monde: "Let's take power over our world."
"Chocolate, beer, and love are still better for humanity than bombs and hatred."
"We are one."