The sun kindly shone in London for the Repeal the 8th gathering of about 300 people. The demo was in two parts. One a performance of 77 women wheeling suitcases, to symbolise the 77 women a week who travel abroad from Ireland to access abortion services. The rest were out in support.
There was a small police presence and they liaised with the organisers. The demo was entirely peaceful.
During this, the entire crowd remained silent, in solidarity with the silence women in Ireland face, when trying to access abortion services or aftercare.
The Irish flag is absent outside the Irish Embassy. There was some speculation as to whether this was due to the Ambassador not being in residence. Also conspicuously absent were any Pro Life campaigners.
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