Images of the cartoon character Tintin crying have spread across social media following the devastating terror attacks in Brussels.
Tintin is a famous cartoon character who was created by Georges Remi, a Belgian cartoonist. The Adventures of Tintin was written by Remi using his pen name, Herge, and has come to be known as a national hero in Belgium and a symbol of Brussels.
Tintin’s image has been shared all over Twitter and Instagram to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks.
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Yesterday morning (Brussels time) three bombs were detonated, two at the airport and one on a busy metro train station. It is reported that at least 10 people have been killed at the airport and 20 people have died in the attack on the subway station, a further 230 people have been injured. Islamic State have reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.