In the wake of terrorist attacks that have caused death and injuries in Brussels, French and Belgian social media users have been expressing solidarity with images of "Mannekin Pis" – "The Little Peeing Boy".
"Manneken Pis is the symbol of the rebellious spirit of #Brussels. This Manneken will not stop pissing!"
"To those who want to frighten us, here is our answer >>> #Zaventem #PrayForBruxelles #JeSuisBelge"
"Is it too much to ask to be able to piss in peace?"
"Manneken Pis stays calm: 'Still pissing!' #stillpissing #brussels #zaventem #maelbeek"
"A thought for #Brussels and #Belgium this morning #PrayForBelgium #JeSuisBelge"
"Mannekin Pis on your bombs."
Other users have changed the word "Pis" to "Peace" when sharing it.
"Terrorists will never destroy Belgium! #Brussels #Bruzelles #MannekenPeace"
"As John Lennon sang so well, give Manneken Piss a chance #Bruxelles"
"Manneken #Peace #JeSuisBelge"
"#Zaventem #TousEnsemble La Belgique #Bruxelles PEACE FOR BELGIUM"
Other images show the Manneken crying.
"Manneken Pis crys, howls #Brussels #BrusselsAirport #BrusselsLockdown ... and me I am speechless!"
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