Fury has erupted on Twitter as tens of thousands of social media users are encouraging Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras to leave the summit of European leaders.
“ThisIsACoup is a hashtag started by Twitter users online, claiming that Europe’s ultimate goal in Greece is regime change and the pressure Europeans were exerting on Tsipras was meant to topple his government.
Already, our Twitter counter has counted more than 200,000 Tweets globally with the hashtag.
— Revolution? (@Revolution_IRL) July 12, 2015
— Dimi Reider (@dimireider) July 12, 2015
Very bad day for European democracy… #ThisIsACoup
— Meris Sehovic (@MerisSehovic) July 12, 2015
— Asteris Masouras 正义 (@asteris) July 12, 2015
What’s remarkable about the movement is that although being fueled by Greeks, the hashtag is trending in Italy, Holland— even number 9 in Germany.