The feminist campaigner who ran the successful bid to get a woman on British banknotes has revealed she has got "up to 50 rape threats an hour" on Twitter.

 Funny how the british police are quick to investigate twitter alleged defamation against Lord McAlpine  and prosecute  UK nationals for the  calling someone a coconut but fail to arrest anyone for  threating violence and rape against a brave woman.   But then the British Male Police are  known to have a lot os women  and children haters in their ranks.

And prominent journalists, showbiz stars and politicians are rallying to support Caroline Criado-Perez, who runs the Women's Room, threatening to quit the site if nothing is done to stop the abuse.
Criado-Perez said she had been getting the threats for almost 48 hours since the announcement by the Bank of England that it would put Jane Austen on the £10 from 2017.
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Caroline Criado-Perez has been subjected to vile abuse on Twitter
Tweets to her account, many of which are too grotesque for publication, include one user who said: "Everyone jump on the rape train, @CCriadoPerez is the conductor."
Another wrote: "Hey sweetheart, give me a call when you're ready to be put in your place."
A petition on has attracted almost 12,000 signatures, calling for Twitter to address the issue.
Kim Graham said she was moved to start an organised petition after seeing the extent of the threats.
"It is time Twitter took a zero tolerance policy on abuse, and learns to tell the difference between abuse and defence. Women standing up to abuse should not fear having their accounts cancelled because Twitter fail to see the issue at hand," she wrote.
Many have rallied online to defend Criado-Perez, including journalists Owen Jones, Hadley Freeman, Laurie Penny and Caitlin Moran, comedian Dara O Briain and Labour MP Stella Creasy and former deputy prime minister John Prescott.
Moran suggested many prominent Tweeters and supporters leave Twitter on August 4th, International Friendship Day, for 24 hours, in solidarity with Criado-Perez and victims of online abuse.
Criado-Perez said she had reported the abuse to the police.
Writing in a blog for the New Statesman, she said: "The don’t feed the trolls adage is one that suggests they have the power. But if my experience from the last 48 hours does anything, it is to give the lie to this impression. Troll accounts have been going private left right and centre.
"My twitter mentions are now overflowing with messages of support, messages from people saying that they want to shout back too. Messages from people realising that if we use our voice in unison, we are legion."
Tony Wang, the general manager of Twitter UK said in a statement on the site: "We take abuse seriously and will investigate reports made via
"We don't comment on individual accounts, but we have rules which people agree to abide by when they sign up to Twitter. We take online abuse seriously and provide advice and guidance to our users.
"We encourage users to report an account for violation of the Twitter rules by using one of our report form
"Also, we're testing ways to simplify reporting, eg within a Tweet by using the "Report Tweet" button in our iPhone app and on mobile web."
Criado-Perez responded: