If Junior Minister for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale’s ‘Go Corona Go’ rally was not comic enough, another rally treading on the lines of his ‘boycott Chinese products’ suggestion has landed protesters on the wrong side of Twitter trolls. Amid the India-China face off, the 60-year-old Union minister had suggested to shut down restaurants and hotels that sell Chinese food and had even requested the citizens to stop eating it altogether. Also Read - Good Boy! Adorable Labrador Donates Blood to Save Another Dog's Life in Kolkata, Hailed As a 'Hero'
Following his suggestion, an anti-China rally recently took place in Kolkata which became the butt of jokes on Twitter just like the ‘go corona go’ rally. In the Kolkata one, netizens brutally trolled the protesters for carrying US map on the poster instead of China’s with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s image. Also Read - COVID-19 Aftermath: Haryana Govt Freezes Dearness Allowance at Current Rate Till July 2021 Due to Financial Crisis
Though the protesters have not been identified yet but CPI(M) leaders have suggested they were BJP workers. It is interesting to note that earlier too, it were Bengal BJP workers who were massively trolled for burning the effigies of North Korean supreme Kim Jong-un instead of the Chinese PM while retaliating against China. Also Read - After India, US 'Looking at' Banning Chinese Social Media Apps Including TikTok
Commenting on the recent rally, while one Twitterati wrote, “The bunch of clowns first protested in Asansol against Chinese PM ‘Kim Jong Un’, now they’re having a boycott China protest in Kolkata with the map of USA (sic)”, anothertweeted, “I think people in #India have some issues with geography. In a protest that happened in Kolkata last Friday, protesters used the map of United States (!) to represent #China! (sic).”
Check out Twitter’s reaction on the rally here:
The viral picture that broke Twitter was taken by photographer Sumit Sanyal for Getty Images.