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.
— President Obama (@POTUS) September 16, 2015
Many others expressed outrage and showed solidarity by using the hashtag #Istandwithahmed and uploading pictures of themselves with watches and clocks.
— CAIR-Chicago (@cairchicago) September 16, 2015