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Campaigners says posters advertising pro-choice march removed illegally in Dublin

The Abortion Rights Campaign said its posters were removed in Rathmines and in some areas in the city centre.

Rathmines where the posters were removed.
Rathmines where the posters were removed.
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POSTERS ADVERTISING AN abortion rights march in Dublin next week have been taken down illegally in certain areas, according to pro-choice campaigners.

The Abortion Rights Campaign – which is holding a March for Choice in Dublin city this Saturday – said its posters were removed in Rathmines and in some areas in the city centre.

A spokesperson for the organisation Linda Kavanagh told TheJournal.ie that the posters had been up for less than 24 hours when they were removed.

said Kavanagh.

“We have permission from Dublin City Council, which we get every year and we make sure to not poster in areas we don’t have permission to.

We rely on grassroots ways to get our message to the public.

The posters were erected across the city centre yesterday.

Kavanagh said that a campaigner who erected the posters in Rathmines said that the majority had been removed by this evening.

She said another person had contacted the campaign saying that posters had also been removed from the Liffey Street area.

The March for Choice in an annual event held in Dublin city every September.

The Facebook event page for the main march has close to 5,000 people attending.

“We had 10,000 on the street last year for the March for Choice,” said Kavanagh.

The Abortion Rights Campaign is calling for the Repeal of the Eighth Amendment which grants the equal right to life to the mother and the unborn child.

A Citizens Assembly is due to commence in the coming weeks where the issue of having a referendum on the Eighth Amendment will be discussed.

It will be made up of 99 Irish citizens and chaired by Justice Mary Laffoy, a serving judge of the Supreme Court.

It is believed that a complaint has been made to the gardaí in relation to the removal of the posters.

TheJournal.ie has contacted gardaí in order to confirm that a complaint has been made.

Read: For and against: The letters Irish people have written to the Taoiseach about abortion

Read: Health Minister says it was “important” to respond to women who live-tweeted their abortion journey

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