Scottish independence: 'We are the 45 per cent' is the new Yes campaign on Twitter and Facebook

44.7 per cent of the electorate answered Yes to the referendum question

Callum Paton
Monday 22 September 2014 17:06
We are the 45 percent badges on offer
We are the 45 percent badges on offer

They may have lost the referendum, but those who voted for independence last week are showing no sign of backing down in the demand for autonomy.

A Facebook campaign group called "We are the 45%", in reference to the proportion of people who voted in favour of Scotland leaving the union, has been set up by those determined to keep the dream of independence alive.

The campaign page has already attracted a lot of support. The group had a large presence in a demonstration in Dundee yesterday, which saw over 100 independence supporters march through the city and is preparing a number of flags, badges and other merchandise to spread its message.

Others have pledged their support directly on the Facebook page.

Comparisons have already been drawn between the group and the so-called cybernats, the pro-independence campaigners who used social media to criticise opponents.

Others opposed to independence have asked the 45ers to stop their drive. Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser tweeted that the movement was "all a bit sad" and told the activists that "The people of Scotland have spoken".

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