Twitter users in Madagascar documented events as they happened.
@ariniaina (Antananarivo, Madagascar): #madagascar TGV protesters are in Antaninarenina now 02pm to put Andry Rajoelina at "his new office"- Ambohitsirohitra
@thierry_ratsiz (Antananarivo, Madagascar): General (management board member) have signed a new order granting full powers to Andry Rajoelina (src Antsiva) #madagascar
@re_hita (Antananarivo, Madagascar): #madagascar generals sign the order transferring the power to Andry Rajoelina in leadership Ratsirahonana
The news also generated international discussion.
@angusprune (Barnet, U.K.): @bastardgirl @norabean So what is your opinion on Rajoelina? I have some hope, but have nothing to base this on. http://is.gd/nSz1
@streetrover (New York City, N.Y.): I think that the world shld reject Rajoelina insurrectl govt in #madagascar : it's a src of instability & hotbed for terrorism in the region
@solofo (Nation, Ile-de-France, France): @re_hita #Madagascar Yep, we expected it from the beginning. Andry Rajoelina made a COUP, still it is and will be forever.!
@afrodissident (South Africa): Sanctions should be put in place against the Rajoelina thug who has taken #Madagascar by coercion and force. The army should be ashamed.
On March 14, Breaking Tweets wrote a related story, "Tensions resurface in Madagascar."