2021/02/05 23:52 Burma’s anti-coup cyber front connects with “Milk Tea Alliance



A woman participated in an anti-military coup protest in Yangon on the 5th.  (Reuters)

A woman participated in an anti-military coup protest in Yangon on the 5th. (Reuters)

2021/02/05 23:52

[Compilation Guan Shuping/Comprehensive Report]After the military coup erupted in Myanmar, the military government blocked the social media platform “Facebook” most used in Myanmar. Many supporters of Myanmar’s democracy movement turned to “Twitter” to “respect our “Vote” (#RespectOurVotes), “Listen to the Voice of Myanmar” (#HearTheVoiceofMyanmar) and other topical hashtags to speak out to the world; some democracy activists also labeled the “Milk Tea Alliance” linked by Taiwan, Thailand and Hong Kong, hoping to join forces for democracy Hard work.

“Reuters” reported on the 5th that since the Myanmar military government blocked Facebook, thousands of people have joined “Twitter” in the past two days. Reuters observed that 1,500 newly registered accounts using Myanmar-related tags were registered in these two days. Most Claiming to be opposed to the military government, a minority of them support the military; many users used the platform “Twitter” and the hashtag supporting the democratic movement to criticize the military coup, and also called for peaceful demonstrations to demand that the military government respect the democratic party “national democracy” in the November general election. The result of the NLD victory.

According to the hashtag tracking website BrandMentions, hashtags related to the Myanmar coup such as #RespectOurVotes, #HearTheVoiceofMyanmar, and “Save Myanmar” (#SaveMyanmar) have had thousands of interactions as of the 5th.

Some pro-democracy activists also used the hashtag “MilkTeaAlliance” (#MilkTeaAlliance) to appeal for the support of young pro-democracy activists across borders. The Milk Tea Alliance started from the online war of words between China and Thailand involving the issue of Taiwan’s independence. After linking Hong Kong and Taiwan to support the pro-democracy movement, netizens from many other Asian countries responded. It has now been extended to an anti-centralized rule. Road front.

On the 5th, in Wacheng, Myanmar's second largest city, hundreds of teachers and students took to the streets to protest the military coup, and the people presented roses to the police.  (Associated Press)

On the 5th, in Wacheng, Myanmar’s second largest city, hundreds of teachers and students took to the streets to protest the military coup, and the people presented roses to the police. (Associated Press)



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