Anti-fluoride haters threaten Lismore Mayor on Twitter
ANTI-fluoride protesters on Twitter have had their accounts closed down after threatening Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell.
Barely two months after she was physically attacked by a fluoride protester in a Lismore carpark, Cr Dowell has revealed someone on Twitter had threatened to 'end' her and offered to pay $200 to anyone who would do it.
Cr Dowell reported the threat to Twitter and the account was closed down.
Just reported/blocked 2 accounts that said they'd bombard me w anti-Jenny accounts such as 'jennydowell-is-evil' Wish I'd taken screen shots— Jenny Dowell (@Mayorjd) August 26, 2015
She also revealed another two Twitter accounts had threatened to "bombard" her with anti-Jenny Dowell accounts, such as "jennydowell-is-evil".
Cr Dowell revealed the threats in a post on Facebook last night and quickly received dozens of messages of support, including from some people who said they opposed fluoride.
"I am anti fluoride. But I am horrified that anyone would take their feelings this far! Outrageous!" one commenter said.
Others quipped the threat undervalued the mayor by only offering $200 for the "hit".
"Oh dear....I would be insulted if I were you Jenny, only $200? lol What the heck is wrong with people and why do they hold you personally responsible for council's decisions?? I am strongly against putting an industrial waste product in our drinking water but I would never threaten harm to someone whose opinion differed to mine!" another commenter said.