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Processions Belfast: Hundreds take to the streets to mark 100 years of voting rights for women

A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Pacemaker Press 10/06/2018 Thousands took part in a procession to mark 100 years of votes for women, The rally left Titanic slipways to Belfast City Hall in a 1.5 mile walk , with processions taking place across UK capitals Belfast, London, Edinburgh and Cardiff to celebrate 100 years since the first British women won the right to vote. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 10/06/2018 Thousands took part in a procession to mark 100 years of votes for women, The rally left Titanic slipways to Belfast City Hall in a 1.5 mile walk , with processions taking place across UK capitals Belfast, London, Edinburgh and Cardiff to celebrate 100 years since the first British women won the right to vote. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 10/06/2018 Thousands took part in a procession to mark 100 years of votes for women, The rally left Titanic slipways to Belfast City Hall in a 1.5 mile walk , with processions taking place across UK capitals Belfast, London, Edinburgh and Cardiff to celebrate 100 years since the first British women won the right to vote. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 10/06/2018 Thousands took part in a procession to mark 100 years of votes for women, The rally left Titanic slipways to Belfast City Hall in a 1.5 mile walk , with processions taking place across UK capitals Belfast, London, Edinburgh and Cardiff to celebrate 100 years since the first British women won the right to vote. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 10/06/2018 Thousands took part in a procession to mark 100 years of votes for women, The rally left Titanic slipways to Belfast City Hall in a 1.5 mile walk , with processions taking place across UK capitals Belfast, London, Edinburgh and Cardiff to celebrate 100 years since the first British women won the right to vote. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 10/06/2018 Thousands took part in a procession to mark 100 years of votes for women, The rally left Titanic slipways to Belfast City Hall in a 1.5 mile walk , with processions taking place across UK capitals Belfast, London, Edinburgh and Cardiff to celebrate 100 years since the first British women won the right to vote. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 10/06/2018 Thousands took part in a procession to mark 100 years of votes for women, The rally left Titanic slipways to Belfast City Hall in a 1.5 mile walk , with processions taking place across UK capitals Belfast, London, Edinburgh and Cardiff to celebrate 100 years since the first British women won the right to vote. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 10/06/2018 Thousands took part in a procession to mark 100 years of votes for women, The rally left Titanic slipways to Belfast City Hall in a 1.5 mile walk , with processions taking place across UK capitals Belfast, London, Edinburgh and Cardiff to celebrate 100 years since the first British women won the right to vote. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 10/06/2018 Thousands took part in a procession to mark 100 years of votes for women, The rally left Titanic slipways to Belfast City Hall in a 1.5 mile walk , with processions taking place across UK capitals Belfast, London, Edinburgh and Cardiff to celebrate 100 years since the first British women won the right to vote. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th June 2018 A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Similar parades took place in different cities around the UK at the same time. The parade started the Titanic centre making its way through the city to the grounds of the city hall. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th June 2018 A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Similar parades took place in different cities around the UK at the same time. The parade started the Titanic centre making its way through the city to the grounds of the city hall. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th June 2018 A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Similar parades took place in different cities around the UK at the same time. The parade started the Titanic centre making its way through the city to the grounds of the city hall. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th June 2018 A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Similar parades took place in different cities around the UK at the same time. The parade started the Titanic centre making its way through the city to the grounds of the city hall. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th June 2018 A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Similar parades took place in different cities around the UK at the same time. The parade started the Titanic centre making its way through the city to the grounds of the city hall. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th June 2018 A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Similar parades took place in different cities around the UK at the same time. The parade started the Titanic centre making its way through the city to the grounds of the city hall. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th June 2018 A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Similar parades took place in different cities around the UK at the same time. The parade started the Titanic centre making its way through the city to the grounds of the city hall. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th June 2018 A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Similar parades took place in different cities around the UK at the same time. The parade started the Titanic centre making its way through the city to the grounds of the city hall. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th June 2018 A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Similar parades took place in different cities around the UK at the same time. The parade started the Titanic centre making its way through the city to the grounds of the city hall. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th June 2018 A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Similar parades took place in different cities around the UK at the same time. The parade started the Titanic centre making its way through the city to the grounds of the city hall. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th June 2018 A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Similar parades took place in different cities around the UK at the same time. The parade started the Titanic centre making its way through the city to the grounds of the city hall. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th June 2018 A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Similar parades took place in different cities around the UK at the same time. The parade started the Titanic centre making its way through the city to the grounds of the city hall. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th June 2018 A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Similar parades took place in different cities around the UK at the same time. The parade started the Titanic centre making its way through the city to the grounds of the city hall. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th June 2018 A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Similar parades took place in different cities around the UK at the same time. The parade started the Titanic centre making its way through the city to the grounds of the city hall. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th June 2018 A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Similar parades took place in different cities around the UK at the same time. The parade started the Titanic centre making its way through the city to the grounds of the city hall. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th June 2018 A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Similar parades took place in different cities around the UK at the same time. The parade started the Titanic centre making its way through the city to the grounds of the city hall. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th June 2018 A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Similar parades took place in different cities around the UK at the same time. The parade started the Titanic centre making its way through the city to the grounds of the city hall. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th June 2018 A parade celebrating the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK takes place in Belfast. Similar parades took place in different cities around the UK at the same time. The parade started the Titanic centre making its way through the city to the grounds of the city hall. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
10/6/18 PACEMAKER PRESS Processions is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of voting rights for women in the UK. Sunday 10th June, one hundred years on, women* and girls across the UK are invited to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st century. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets. MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS

By Allan Preston

Well over 1,000 campaigners travelled to Belfast from all over Ireland to take part in the Processions event marking 100 years of voting rights for women.

Billed as a mass participation artwork, parades also took place in Cardiff, Edinburgh and London.

Following on from the recent Irish referendum, reform of abortion law in Northern Ireland was the loud message from local groups and others from Dublin, Galway and Cork were calling for.

Among those taking part was Derry Girls actress Saoirse Monica-Jackson.

Posting a picture with the crowds on Twitter she said: "There is no freedom without the freedom of woman. I am having the most fantastic day at Processions Belfast.

Sarah Daly from Galway east for Choice, dressed in suffragette period costume, made the long journey to take part.

"We repealed the eight amendment down in Galway and we just want to show our support for our sisters in the north," she said.

"It's lovely to be dressed as a suffragette to celebrate the 100 years, hopefully we're making history as well. I think things have to change here, sooner rather than later hopefully."

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