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Cypriot behind Article 50 petition says received death threats

The English Cypriot woman who launched a petition to revoke article 50 has said she has received death threats after her launching her Brexit challenge.

Former lecturer Margaret Georgiadou, who described herself as a frustrated remainer, set up the online petition in late February, calling for the UK government to revoke article 50 and remain in the EU. According to The Guardian, by Saturday afternoon it had attracted more than 4,400,000 signatures – making it the most popular to be submitted to the British Parliament’s website.

“I feel terrible, I feel angry with myself because I thought I was tougher than that. But I was scared. I haven’t even told my husband because he is very old and he would become hysterical,” Georgiadou, who is currently in Cyprus, told the BBC.

Earlier, Georgiadou tweeted: “Hi – am the person responsible for the revoke article 50 petition. Just needed to tell you that 1. I am currently visiting Cyprus. and 2. last night I had three telephoned death threats. Who wants Brexit so much that they are prepared to kill for it?”

In an earlier tweet she said that she had deleted her Facebook account after she was subjected to a “torrent of abuse” on social media.

The number of signatures continued to rise on Saturday as hundreds of thousands marched in central London for a “people’s vote” on Brexit.

On Thursday, the parliamentary petitions website crashed several times as so many people were trying to access it at the same time. The error message “bad gateway”, which displayed when the website was overwhelmed, even started trending on Twitter.

The English Cypriot woman who launched a petition to revoke article 50 has said she has received death threats after her launching her Brexit challenge.

 

 

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