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Online petitions a wake-up call, says website

15 October 2013 Last updated at 07:47 BST

An online petitions website has attracted millions of campaigners looking for an alternative way to attract attention. says their site is "a shot in the arm for democracy" by enabling people to challenge the authorities in a new way.

The BBC's Graham Satchell met the team behind the site, and spoke to some of those who have used it successfully.