Accused Marathon Bomber Gains Fans Online

Accused Marathon Bomber Gains Fans Online

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing has inspired thousands of fans and defenders across social media.

Authorities charged Dzhohkar Tsarnaev for the marathon bombings Monday as he lay in his hospital bed. According to the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney, the 19-year old was accused of using “a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in a death.” However, Tsarnaev has a growing base of fans and supporters on Twitter who believe he is innocent of all charges. 

Using the Twitter hash tag #freejahar and #freedzhohkar, Tsarnaev’s supporters tweet out messages questioning evidence surrounding the case. In fact, a petition was started in support of Tsarnaev. 


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