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#IStandWithGillianTriggs Is Just The Latest Time Twitter Has Stood For Someone

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The hashtag #IStandWithGillianTriggs started trending on Tuesday after Professor Gillian Triggs, the Australian Human Rights Commission president, appeared at a Senate Estimates hearing.

@GillianTriggs / Via twitter.com

Professor Triggs has been under fire in recent weeks, accused by government figures of partisanship and politicking surrounding the release of The Forgotten Children report into children in detention.

Prime Minister Abbott and Senator George Brandis have spoken openly against Professor Triggs, saying she has lost the confidence of the Australian people.

In Tuesday's Senate hearing, it was revealed Senator George Brandis's top bureaucrat Chris Moraitis told Professor Triggs that she would be offered a senior government role if she stood down from her position, sparking a police investigation into an alleged breach of the criminal code.

Defying government pressure to stand down, Professor Triggs has said she will continue her work with the AHRC. And then Twitter got involved.

The Twittersphere is powerful Stand up against the Abbott Government's bullying of @GillianTriggs #IStandWithGillianTriggs

Mariam Veiszadeh@MariamVeiszadehFollow

The Twittersphere is powerful

Stand up against the Abbott Government's bullying of @GillianTriggs

#IStandWithGillianTriggs

10:26 PM - 24 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

#IStandWithGillianTriggs because if she'd done as they wanted she'd have escaped the govt's wrath for being biased. http://t.co/Z1Rg4uQdMd

Georgina Dent@georgiedentFollow

#IStandWithGillianTriggs because if she'd done as they wanted she'd have escaped the govt's wrath for being biased. http://t.co/Z1Rg4uQdMd

12:23 PM - 25 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

#IStandWithGillianTriggs because we need people still brave enough to report without fear or favour.

Jane Caro@JaneCaroFollow

#IStandWithGillianTriggs because we need people still brave enough to report without fear or favour.

4:32 PM - 24 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And Gillian Triggs became the latest in a long line of people Twitter has stood up for.

Via giphy.com

Also on Tuesday, Australians on Twitter stood with Mariam Veiszadeh, a lawyer, writer and Muslim advocate who had been receiving Islamophobic threats and abuse online.

#IStandWithGillianTriggs #IStandWithMariam always

Eliza Clark@elizajclarkFollow

#IStandWithGillianTriggs #IStandWithMariam always

7:49 PM - 24 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The ongoing #IStandForMercy hashtag shows support for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two Bali 9 members facing imminent execution in Indonesia.

I may not know the full story..I may not understand it all. But I do know that killing a human being brings no justice. #istandformercy

nadya hutagalung@Nadya_HutaGalngFollow

I may not know the full story..I may not understand it all. But I do know that killing a human being brings no justice. #istandformercy

10:39 PM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

In June 2013, Texan State Senator Wendy Davis filibustered for 11 hours to block a bill that would have introduced more restrictive abortion laws in Texas. Twitter users around the world used #IStandWithWendy.

"Remember last time a man had to filibuster for ten hrs in order to keep the govt out of his genitals? Neither do I." #IStandWithWendy"

Mariann Fossum@mfossuFollow

"Remember last time a man had to filibuster for ten hrs in order to keep the govt out of his genitals? Neither do I." #IStandWithWendy"

8:31 PM - 26 Jun 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

#IStandWithJackie was used to support the alleged rape victim whose story was published in Rolling Stone, only to have an external investigation prompt Rolling Stone to say "discrepancies" were found in her account.

I'm sorry that Rolling Stone felt the need to blame a rape victim for their poor journalistic practices #IStandWithJackie

Laura Goldblatt@lgoldblattFollow

I'm sorry that Rolling Stone felt the need to blame a rape victim for their poor journalistic practices #IStandWithJackie

9:32 AM - 06 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

People stood with Deepika Padukone after The Times of India published a headline "appreciating" her cleavage. Padukone hit back on social media, and a wave of Twitter users jumped in to support her.

Really disgusting when an news channel like @TOIEntertain#shame trys to justify their pitty act instead of apologising!! #IStandWithDeepika

Abhinav Adatia@AbhinavAdatiaFollow

Really disgusting when an news channel like @TOIEntertain#shame trys to justify their pitty act instead of apologising!! #IStandWithDeepika

7:40 PM - 16 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Later in 2013, people used #WeStandWithYou to support Yeb Sano, lead negotiator for the Phillipines at the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw. He begged world leaders for meaningful action, saying he would fast until progress was made.

#WeStandWithYou Philippines & @yebsano. Solidarity from UC Berkeley. #FastingForThePhilippines #FastingForTheClimate

Ophir Bruck@OphirBruckFollow

#WeStandWithYou Philippines & @yebsano. Solidarity from UC Berkeley. #FastingForThePhilippines #FastingForTheClimate

2:20 PM - 22 Nov 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

There are people tweeting #IStandWithIsrael.

No matter what Obama's State Dept says, JERUSALEM is & will always be ISRAEL's CAPITAL! #PJNET #IStandWithIsrael

Judy Stines@jstines3Follow

No matter what Obama's State Dept says, JERUSALEM is & will always be ISRAEL's CAPITAL! #PJNET #IStandWithIsrael

10:46 AM - 25 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And #IStandWithPalestine, too.

No reports about murdered Palestinians No condemnations from Politicians No holding #Israel accountable No Justice #IStandWithPalestine

Bea@Bea4PalestineFollow

No reports about murdered Palestinians

No condemnations from Politicians

No holding #Israel accountable

No Justice

#IStandWithPalestine

5:23 AM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In fact, Twitter has stood with all sorts of people and things.

Who will be next?