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Belfast rally against abortion law changes

A Both Lives Matter march in Falls Park in west Belfast yesterday
A Both Lives Matter march in Falls Park in west Belfast yesterday

By Aoife Moore

A rally protesting against proposed upcoming abortion law changes has been held in Belfast.

Organised by anti-abortion group Both Lives Matter, the protest was described by its organisers as "a cross-community, inter-generational and peaceful" event.

Abortion will be decriminalised in Northern Ireland on October 21 if the main political parties here cannot resolve the ongoing power-sharing deadlock at Stormont.

Speaking at yesterday's Falls Park event attended by over 100 people, including members of the clergy and many children, organiser Dawn McAvoy said the rally was a "sombre occasion".

"Neighbours from across the four corners of the city and beyond are coming together to say 'not in our name', 'silent no more' and 'take our hand, not our life'," she said.

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