When current affairs demands it, the people of Australia can meme at the speed of sound.

Mere minutes after Liberal Party politician Malcolm Turnbull officially declared he would be challenging Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott for the leadership on Monday, #putyouronionsout out began trending on Twitter.

The hashtag is a nod to the prime minister’s well-documented fondness for the vegetable, which he has been caught eating raw — twice

It’s also a preemptive, tongue-in-cheek eulogy for the end of Abbott’s leadership. In late 2014, #putoutyourbats trended globally as part of a tribute to the late Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, where people laid cricket bats outside their front door. Read more…

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Aussies are putting onions outside in tribute to their embattled prime minister