Hundreds of people on Twitter have said they will refrain from tweeting today, to protest at the recent abuse and threats received by several high-profile women on the platform.
The hashtag #twittersilence has been top trending in the UK for more than 12 hours, as people debate their feelings on the protest.
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As the silence came to an end the crowd began to applaud and people shouted "I am not afraid!" in defiance of the attacks.
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