The hashtag #DenounceHarper was trending on Twitter for Canada on Canada Day, where it had a reported fourteen million views yesterday.
It was ranked second place, behind #HappyCanadaDay It is also trending today.
Taking it to social media, just as with the earlier #TellVicEverything campaign back in February 2012, to protest Vic Toews online surveillance bill (Bill C-30); either by using that hashtag or by directing the tweet right to his Twitter account causing it to overflow with messages from angry Canadians.
Here are a couple of gems from #DenounceHarper:
Melanie Smith@melcitybuilder: #DenounceHarper seems to be part of a trend of Canadians voicing anger, fear and even hope for our country #canpoli
trapdinawrpool@trapdinawrpool: I #DenounceHarper on behalf of all the families denied the opportunity to party on the Hill today because of Harper's paranoia
Derrick O'Keefe@derrickokeefe: #DenounceHarper because he'll probably blame this hashtag on foreign funding of "radicals"
Graham Chivers@deepgreendesign: I #DenounceHarper for @TheBrazman. #CdnPoli
ddsnorth@ddsnorth:"They got money for war, but can't feed the poor." ~ Tupac http://ddsnorth.tumblr.com/ -- i #DenounceHarper for allowing #ODSP poverty_exploitation
Michael Thomas@AdhdCanuck: i #denounceharper for making it shameful to say "I'm #Canadian" all around the world, even in #America. #cdnpoli
Adam Winchester@Adam_winchester: that awkward moment when charlie sheen would make a better PM #DenounceHarper
jimbobbysez@jimbobbysez: I #DenounceHarper for his heartless response the the Attawapiskat crisis. BTW, 3rd party management failed w/o much MSM notice.
Qv53@Qv53: I #DenounceHarper for ruining a viable political option by destroying the progressive part of Progressive Conservative
Kimberlee MacDonald @kmac7k: #denounceharper look ma, I #denounceharper for so many reasons, including his 'lego-man' hair
JohnnyCanuck@Johny_Canuck: Especially injured vets. #bcpoli RT @jimbobbysez: I #DenounceHarper for the Harper Government's shameful treatment of veterans. #cdnpoli
Rick@simplerawlife: #denounceharper because he ignores Native people and killed Kelowna Accords while looking for knighthood by kissing monarchy butt
Stephen Harper@StopHarperBot: Don't stop! #DenounceHarper every day until he is gone! He does way to much damage to OUR country for us to not give a shit! #StopHarper
And the StopHarperBot is right. Yes, the Twitter action is important to raise awareness but the anti-Harper movement must move beyond the Internet and manifest itself in the real world.