By Euro Weekly News Media • 16 July 2015 • 8:25
IN reaction to the Greek bailout deal, a group of political activists on Twitter have been calling for a boycott of German products.Hashtag Boycott Germany has been trending on Twitter, being mentioned around 30,000 times since it was first tweeted on the weekend of July 11-12. Activists urge consumers to boycott German products, publishing a barcode series number which supposedly reveal that items are originally from Germany. In actual fact, the codes do not correspond to the place of manufacture, only the location of the parent company.A London School of Economics professor has been tweeting in support of the boycott, arguing that as the Nazi debt was cancelled in 1953 there is a moral duty for the Germans to do the same for Greece.Spanish activists had expressed their anger with the deal on Twitter earlier in the week by tweeting hashtag This Is A Coup about the bailout, with some now supporting the German boycott.
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