Delayed execution: #MaryJaneLives trends worldwide

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Delayed execution: #MaryJaneLives trends worldwide
After news breaks that Mary Jane Veloso's execution is delayed, the Rappler initiated hashtag #MaryJaneLives quickly trends in the Philippines and worldwide

The #MaryJaneLives hashtag trended on Twitter. Photo from EPA

MANILA, Philippines – Twitter errupted into celebration as news of Mary Jane Veloso’s reprieve broke at about 1:40 am, Wednesday, April 29.

The Rappler initiated hashtag #MaryJaneLives quickly trended in the Philippines and worldwide after it posted the breaking news.

Netizens in the Philippines immediately expressed their joy online and offline. 

Twitter user Rizza Sacra posts “It’s another People Power this time in different media platforms…”


And other netizens joined in sharing their thoughts online:




In Makati City in front of the Indonesian embassy, where a vigil was being held, a jubilant crowd applauded the decision. 

Here is Cesar Veloso, father of Mary Jane, right after receiving news that his daughter’s execution was delayed:

A few hours before Veloso’s scheduled execution by firing squad, #SaveMaryJaneVeloso also trended on Twitter in the Philippines and worldwide.

Earlier, an online petition to grant her clemency gained widespread support, hoping it will change President Joko Widodo’s mind.

The online world deserves to celebrate!

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