This was a week or so ago so the numbers are no doubt higher again now. You could go check the pages…
ANNOUNCEMENT !! ANTI-1080 FACEBOOK GROUPS JUST PASSED 150,000 MEMBERS/FOLLOWERS TODAY ! AND THIS IS A CONSERVATIVE COUNT!
From Carol Sawyer
Operation Ban 1080 – 65,466
NO to 1080 Use in NZ – 30,221
1080 Eyewitness – 21,187
Ban 1080 Party – 12,716
Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation – 7,075
New Zealand’s Not Clean Green – 6,667
Clyde Graf – 5,000
Stop 1080 NOW – 3,048
Ban 1080 South Island – 3,195
TOTAL = 154,575
I have only listed groups of 1,000 or more. There are quite a number of other groups, totalling at least 5,000 more people.
I have listed Clyde Graf, because obviously his FB page is pure anti-1080, and he has reached the allowable limit of Facebook friends for a personal page, or I am sure the figure would be higher.
the great thing about rising numbers is that they get to a point where they can’t be ignored and it doesn’t matter how many unfounded accusations DoC make about loose wheel nuts, or slips of paper with threats to shoot helicopters down ( amazingly they have only ever been able to produce one of those ), or how many perfectly civilised meetings they run away from pretending they feel their safety is threatened ( as in Wanaka recently ). In the end it just doesn’t wash !