It started as a social media meme last spring. He has now become a powerful symbol of resistance in Southeast Asia. The Milk tea alliance, a loose coalition against the oppression of the Chinese and Thai authorities is now also active against the putschists in Myanmar.
“We also revolted in 1988, but we didn’t have the Internet,” a protester in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, told NOS. He wants to be called “Andrew” for fear of reprisal.
‘United against dictatorship’
“At that time, it was difficult to reach the outside world, but now the Milk Tea Alliance information on Myanmar is disseminated via Twitter and Facebook. Now everyone knows what is going on here and we are all united against the dictatorship, including in China and India. . “
Last Sunday, a month after the military coup in Myanmar, the movement organized demonstrations in Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong and Melbourne to show solidarity with the people of Myanmar. On the same day, at least 18 protesters were killed by security forces in Myanmar. Even today, at least 13 people have been killed in different cities, news agencies report.
During demonstrations, the movement a greeting with three fingers in the air: