A video has surfaced on Twitter where Andhra Pradesh Congress workers can be seen frying what they called a “Twitter bird” to protest action against Rahul Gandhi.
The Andhra Pradesh Congress workers staged a unique protest by frying what they called a “Twitter bird” to voice their opposition to the micro-blogging site’s punitive action against party leader Rahul Gandhi.
Twitter had locked Rahul Gandhi’s account over alleged violation of its norms when the Congress leader raised the issue of rape of a minor Dalit girl in Delhi. The account was later unlocked by Twitter.
Now, a video has surfaced on Twitter where Congress workers can be seen frying the “Twitter bird”.
“Twitter, you have made a mistake by locking Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account and not promoting our tweets. So, we are frying this (Twitter bird) and sending it to the headquarters in Gurgaon [Gurugram] and Delhi,” said a Congress worker.
“Twitter, I hope you’ll enjoy your dish,” he said.
They couriered it to the Twitter office in Gururgram and Delhi, the Congress worker said.
Earlier this month, Rahul Gandhi uploaded a picture of himself with the parents of the nine-year-old girl who was allegedly raped, murdered, and forcibly cremated in the Delhi Cantonment area on his Twitter handle.
Two days later, the tweet was taken down by Twitter. Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter handle was temporarily locked following a notice issued by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). The NCPCR had asked Twitter to act against the Congress leader’s handle for tweeting pictures of the family of the victim, thereby identifying the victim of a sexual assault crime.
Accounts of other Congress members, who emulated or Rahul Gandhi’s post, were also locked.