Opposing sides clash during abortion rallies in Dublin
There were confrontational scenes in Dublin city centre today as opposing sides of the abortion debate held demonstrations in the capital.
Ahead of the annual All-Ireland Rally for Life organised by a coalition of anti-abortion groups, a counter-demonstration was held by pro-choice activists on O’Connell Street on Saturday afternoon at the interface between the two factions.
A large Garda presence lined the street beside the Spire in an attempt to keep the groups separated, as marchers representing Youth Defence, The Life Institute and Precious Life were greeted by chants of “Pro-life, that’s a lie, you don’t care if women die” and “Anti-women, anti-gay, pro-life bigots go away”.
Keywords: Abortion Ireland, Pro-life Rally, Dublin, 2015