Campaigners on both sides of abortion debate protest in Belfast

Over 3,000 people take to streets to highlight opposing views on abortion legislation

Thousands of campaigners from both sides of Ireland’s abortion debate paraded through the streets of Belfast to highlight their opposing positions on the issue. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Thousands of campaigners from both sides of Ireland’s abortion debate paraded through the streets of Belfast to highlight their opposing positions on the issue. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Thousands of campaigners from both sides of Ireland’s emotive abortion debate have paraded through the streets of Belfast to highlight their opposing positions on the issue.

More than 1,000 people took party in the Rally for Choice, organised by pro-choice campaigners, and held aloft banners saying ‘I love Marie Stopes’, ‘Repeal the eighth’ and ‘abortion rights now’.

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