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Protests Against Gender-Based Violence To Take Place In Six Cities

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12:17 PM - 15 Mar 2021



Demonstrations are set to take place around the country in solidarity with women in the UK protesting against gender-based violence.

The Reclaim The Streets demonstrations are planned for Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Galway, Waterford and Belfast.

It's after a vigil in London on Saturday for murdered woman Sarah Everard was broken up by police and a number of women were arrested.

Socialist feminist movement, ROSA, says the protests here will comply with social distancing, and attendees will be asked to wear masks.

Former Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger, who's involved in organising the demonstrations, says there's an epidemic of violence against women:

"The protests are in sorrow and anger at the murder of Sarah Everard - it's resonated with women I think here in Ireland and in Britain.

"The testimonies of how women have to restrict their movements, and plan their lives, in case of harrassment or attack.

"Sarah did everything right, and still ended up dead.

"I think the [British] state response in London on Saturday night to a protest about violence against women was to use violence against women."

Main image: A protester holding a placard during a vigil for Sarah Everard in London, England. Picture by: SOPA Images/SIPA USA/PA Images


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