Social Media Rallied In Support of #IStandWithAhmed

Ahmed Mohamed was hoping to impress his teachers with his homemade clock; instead, he was arrested for fear that his clock was a bomb.


Ahmed Mohamed is the the 14-year-old from Irving, Texas, arrested on Monday for taking a homemade clock to school.

He was hoping to impress his teachers with his ingenuity; unfortunately, the teachers and administrators thought the clock—a circuit board and power supply wired to a digital display and housed inside a pencil case—was a bomb.

Since the story about Ahmed’s arrest became news, the internet has rallied behind him, using the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed to show their support.

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