‘Show the cost, not the criminal’: Snowden leads int'l sympathies after #StPetersburg blast
Snowden urged people to “care first” for the victims of the attack and their families, adding that media should “show the cost [of terrorism], not the criminal.”
9 commuters killed, up to 50 wounded in St. Petersburg Metro bombing. Care first for the victims and their families. https://t.co/bYKtctraCA— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) April 3, 2017
The political aims of terrorists are countered when the media highlight the victim rather than the culprit. Show the cost, not the criminal.— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) April 3, 2017
Terrorism—like arson, murder, and theft—exists in every era. It is not new, and those responsible are not masterminds; they are criminals.— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) April 3, 2017
Terrorism can no more be defeated with a military than can thievery. It is only countered by neutering the desired outcome.— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) April 3, 2017
An investigation is underway to piece together events which led to the detonation of a suspected IED on a Metro car traveling between two stations on Monday afternoon. A second device found at Ploshchad Vosstaniya Metro Station, was defused, according to Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, several European politicians and other world leaders expressed their condolences to those affected by the incident.
Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to the family and friends of those killed or injured in the St Petersburg metro explosion— President of Russia (@KremlinRussia_E) April 3, 2017
Dmitry Medvedev has expressed his condolences to the families and friends of those killed or injured in the St Petersburg metro explosion— Government of Russia (@GovernmentRF) April 3, 2017
St. Petersburg’s healthcare committee confirmed at least 25 people, including one child, have been hospitalized in the wake of the blast. The city’s entire transit system has been shut down as bomb squads and emergency services attend the scene.
Meanwhile, #StPetersburg has been trending worldwide as Twitter users shared their support for the city’s residents and those affected by the explosion, with many also using the #Prayforstpetersburg hashtag.