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People Are Taking Pictures Of Themselves With Clocks To Show Solidarity With Ahmed

Mohamed, 14, was arrested in his school in Irving, Texas, after a digital clock he made as a science project was mistaken for a bomb.

Posted on September 16, 2015, at 1:21 p.m. ET

Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was arrested Tuesday in Irving, Texas after he brought a clock he made to school and teachers mistook it for a bomb.

Since then, Ahmed got some support from very public figures:

Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great.

Assumptions and fear don't keep us safe—they hold us back. Ahmed, stay curious and keep building. https://t.co/ywrlHUw3g1

Many others expressed outrage and showed solidarity by using the hashtag #Istandwithahmed and uploading pictures of themselves with watches and clocks.

In solidarity with @IStandWithAhmed CAIR-Chicago staff brought our clocks to work too. #IStandWithAhmed

Do I look dangerous yet? #IstandwithAhmed #ahmeding

Brought my clock to work today. #IStandWithAhmed #Solidarity

Is my clock big enough???? #IStandWithAhmed

BREAKING: The British appear to have developed some sort of giant bomb, possibly attached to a rocket.

I saw this guy at LaGuardia Airport just now. Should I report him as a terrorist? #IStandWithAhmed

#notabomb #IStandWithAhmed let the kid dream 😪

OMG! Someone help me! There is A CLOCK ON MY PHONE!!! #IStandWithAhmed

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.