#MilkTeaAlliance - Twitter launches emoji to unite protests across Myanmar, Thailand and Hong Kong
The Chinese government keeps talking about not wanting "outsiders 'meddling' in Myanmar’s internal affairs" -- meaning the junta can shoot protesters at will (and Beijing can detain Uyghur Muslims at will, crush Hong Kong's freedoms, etc). #AutocratsMantra
Asia's "Milk Tea" activists are showing cross-border support for democratic change. They see the commonality among protests for democracy in Hong Kong, Thailand, Myanmar, and beyond. We should wish them success across the region.
"Myanmar’s pro-democracy activists have called for the anti-Chinese “Milk Tea Alliance” in Thailand, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan and Indonesia to support a second general strike against Myanmar’s military regime on Sunday."
When the Myanmar generals launched their coup, they didn't anticipate "the fury of the people, and the fearlessness of a new generation of protesters inspired by civil disobedience movements in Hong Kong and Thailand." Time for the generals to step back.
In the latest act of good corporate responsibility after the Myanmar coup, a Hong Kong company has cut ties with Myanmar’s military, terminating its contract to upgrade a commercial airliner to a VIP jet for the generals behind the coup.