'#JeSuisBardo’ trending on Twitter in solidarity with Tunisia

Tunisians gather at Habib Bourguiba avenue to show solidarity with the victims of the attack at a museum in Tunis, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (AP)

The hashtags #JeSuisBardo, #JeSuisTunisien and #WelcomeToTunisia have been trending on Twitter as people around the world express their solidarity with Tunisia, the latest country to suffer a bloody terror attack.

On Wednesday at midday, gunmen opened fire on tourists as they got off buses making their way to the capital’s famed Bardo museum.

Health Minister Said Aidi said the death toll rose Thursday to 23 people, including 20 foreign tourists, with almost 50 people wounded. Three Tunisians were killed, including the two attackers, reported radio station Mosaique FM.

Aidi said all the injuries came from bullet wounds, and that several victims were brought in without identity documents.

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People from across the world took to social media to express their solidarity. Many tweeted pictures of themselves holding signs that read "I will come to Tunisia this summer."

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has also tweeted in support:

 

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