Anti-military hashtag trends for past two days in Thailand

An anti-military hashtag trended for the past two days in Thailand, coinciding with the 15th anniversary of a military coup that overthrew the democratically elected government of Thaksin Shinawatra.

The hashtag 15ปีแล้วนะไอ้สัส (It has been 15 years, you assholes) began trending on Sunday to coincide with the 2006 coup anniversary. It has continued to dominate the front page of Twitter by Monday morning with over 243,000 tweets mentioning the tag.

Many of the posts blamed the Thai armed forces for the problems of the country including political instability which has plagued Thailand for the past 15 years. Some posts pointed to the current military-backed government as a continuation of the 2006 coup.

Other posts called for the return of former Prime Minister Thaksin and argued he would do a much better job fighting the pandemic if he were still in charge.

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