Earlier this weekend, #ThisIsaCoup took Twitter by storm over the negotiations struggle between Greece’s Prime Minister Alexander Tsipras and the rest of the EU Summit.
” #ThisIsACoup “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.” – John Adams (1735-1826)”
— Romayne Phoenix (@romaynephoenix) July 13, 2015
Ignoring the democratic will of a nation & forcing a failed neo-liberal economic policy on them. Yep, #ThisIsACoup pic.twitter.com/gWgxu0UL4E — Henry Legg (@PhysicsHenry) July 13, 2015
The European Dream is like the American Dream. You have to be asleep to believe it. #ThisIsACoup
— Neil Wilson (@neilwilson) July 13, 2015
Agreement – 13.07.15 #ThisIsACoup pic.twitter.com/d9Csu8weZR — Tonousou (@Tonousou) July 13, 2015
Now, a louder, fiercer hashtag has taken over its’ predecessor’s wake and is calling for a stronger stance against the IMF.
Leave Eu Summit @tsipras_eu, #ThisIsACoup. #TsiprasLeaveEUSummit in the name of all European citizens pic.twitter.com/pNSYOQUHgk
— furiacervelli (@furiacervelli) July 12, 2015
In Greece the #ThisIsACoup (#2 hashtag worldwide) being replaced by #TsiprasLeaveEUSummit — Paul Mason (@paulmasonnews) July 12, 2015
The Greek Twittershphere has had an outpouring of anger and disdappointment as Germany pushed for even harsher austerity measures on Greece even as the country struggles with cash shortages and its banks teeter on the brink of failure.
Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso, 1986. #ThisIsACoup #TsiprasLeaveEUSummit pic.twitter.com/XxnYy8plij
— Liam O’Hare (@Liam_O_Hare) July 13, 2015
This isn’t democracy #ThisIsACoup #TsiprasLeaveEUSummit pic.twitter.com/FqSOKQes5l — Honor McCullagh /| (@Grassmonster3) July 12, 2015
Ιt’s not about euro or drachma. It’s about humiliation or dignity. #TsiprasLeaveEUSummit
— Tarousakos (@Tarousakos) July 12, 2015
On top of decrying Germany forcing Greece to acdept stringent cuts to pensions and and tax hikes, it certainly seems to the Greek collective that the EU summit has the ultimate goal of forcing Tsipras to step down. In the light of their unanimous “NO” vote to austerity measures, they are now also calling for #TsiprasLeaveEUSummit.
#TsiprasLeaveEUSummit and be remembered as the man who uncovered the real face of EU #ThisIsACoup — Dimitris Kalogirou (@Dimis_Kalogirou) July 12, 2015
100K tweets already for the 2nd worldwide hashtag #ThisIsACoup Do you hear that @atsipras? #TsiprasLeaveEUSummit pic.twitter.com/k6qtwLIr0C
— Jo Di Graphics (@jodigraphics15) July 12, 2015
Tsipras et al., get on a Greek plane, don’t look back and come home now. #TsiprasLeaveEUSummit — Kostas Kormas (@kkormas) July 12, 2015
At present, news sites such as BBC that have been following the negotiations have decided to close pages and updates as talks continue. However, the public still keeps its eyes and ears open for any new development for Greece in the Brussels summit.
An agreement has been reached. There will be no #Grexit. And a number of Greeks are sorely disappointed.
I think there is a chance @TheSimpsons predicted a possible future #Agreekment — @CommunalSpoon pic.twitter.com/iVoScmItFL
— Jules Johnston (@JohnstonJules) July 13, 2015
#Agreekment: the process in which you steal a country and all its assets and pretend that the people of that country agree. cc @aral
— Blue Lines (@BlueLinesT) July 13, 2015
#aGreekment reached at #EuroSummit over #GreekCrisis-will #Tsipras be able to convince own govt to accept a deal labelled 'humiliating'?
— Daniel Hawkins (@DanhawkinsDh) July 13, 2015
I don't know if I should be relieved or absolutely terrified over the #Greekment. I guess I'm somewhere between. At least, we fought.
— Antonia (@lostwallfl0wer) July 13, 2015