The eyes of the world turned to Boston this week, as a peaceful Patriots’ Day was thrown into turmoil by explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Police react in aftermath of explosion #bostonmarathon #boylstonst (John Tlumacki photo) http://pic.twitter.com/pfgPjcPZAZ · Boston Globe Sports
In a theme that would continue throughout the week, social media and traditional news outlets immediately began reporting and reacting in real time, sharing stark images and accounts that left us reeling.
According to the Associated Press, authorities are investigating a report of two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Th…
But in the following hours, solidarity spread throughout the web. Messages of hope went out to the city and survivors. Mantras of #BostonStrong and #PrayForBoston trended worldwide as stories of hope and heroism surfaced in the aftermath:
GET UPDATES FROM Patton Oswalt Boston. Fucking horrible. I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humani…
A Manhunt Ends in Justice
After images of the bombing suspects were released, an armed robbery in the Boston area sparked shootouts, slayings and an intense, 24-hour manhunt that left the city in lockdown. Incredible stories surfaced throughout, showing the city from the eyes of citizens and documenting developments via live timelines up to the moment the second of two bombing suspects was in custody as the week closed:
Army on my gate; searching all houses fully armed http://pic.twitter.com/yoOVJATR7A · feyza burak adli