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People Are Protesting Against Advice To Remove Skullcaps With The Hashtag #TousAvecUneKippa

Jewish people were advised to remove the religious head wear after a violent anti-Semitic attack.

Posted on January 15, 2016, at 7:20 a.m. ET

Earlier this week, French Jewish leader Zvi Ammar advised men to stop wearing the skullcap in response to a violent anti-Semitic attack on a Jewish school teacher on Monday.

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The statement has been widely condemned. In response, there has been a call on social media for people to show solidarity by wearing a kippah on Friday.

"You're talking to me?" #TousAvecUneKippa

Throughout the week, many people shared photos of celebrities wearing the religious item, as well as photoshopping kippahs onto famous images.

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The campaign has gained international support with Jewish communities around the world pledging to stand with the French.

Friday at 10am....#TousAvecUneKippa Wear a kippah in solidarity with France

ISCA joins #TousAvecUneKippa campaign, in solidarity with Jewish community of France @Le_CRIF #wearakippah

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Standing in Kippa solidarity! #TousAvecUneKippa

On Friday, people began sharing photos of them wearing kippahs.

#TousAvecUneKippa #kippah #kippametro

.@UJS_UK stands in solidarity with the Jewish community of France against antisemitism. #TousAvecUneKippa

Allez on se bouge. Essayons d'être à l'heure au rdv et #TousAvecUneKippa

Speaking to BBC Trending, Sophie Taieb, one of the creators of the campaign said she hoped it would be relief to France's hushed tone following the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

"The idea is that everybody - Jewish or not - should wear a kippah, because if everybody wears one, nobody is a target anymore."

Un geste politique pour défendre les libertés de tous, sans haine ni peur. #TousAvecUneKippa #JePorteLaKippa

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