Opposing groups hold rallies in Belfast setting out their different views over planned liberalisation of abortion laws in Northern Ireland.
Written by Belfast Telegraph
Thousands of people from across Ireland attended opposing abortion rallies in Belfast on Saturday afternoon.
Pro-choice groups held a ‘Rally for Choice’ at Writer’s Square, while pro-life groups held a ‘March For Their Lives’ event at Custom House Square.
It comes after a silent demonstration by new pro-life group NI Voiceless attracted 20,000 people, according to the organisers, to Stormont on Friday night.
The opposing groups gathered on Saturday to show their support, or lack of for new abortion legislation set to be introduced in Northern Ireland.
In July, MPs passed the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act, which contained a provision placing a duty on the Government to regulate to provide for access to abortion in Northern Ireland.