Thousands take part in pro-choice rally in Dublin

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Sept 24, 2016, Irish Times
by Ciarán D'Arcy, Conor Pope

Tens of thousands of people have taken part in a Dublin rally calling for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution in one of the biggest pro-choice demonstrations seen in Ireland.

The march set off from Garden of Rembrance on Parnell Square shortly after 2pm, travelling down O’Connell Street.

The mainly young crowd shouted chants of “Not the church, not the state, women must decide their fate”, “Get your rosaries off my ovaries”, and “Pro-life, that’s a lie, you don’t care if women die” before reaching Merrion Square where speeches were made.

Incessant heavy rain and the ongoing Dublin Bus strike failed to deter large crowd.

Organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign, the March for Choice event was the fifth annual protest by the group and the biggest.

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Source: Irish Times