Some of our volunteers attended the End Victim Blaming in the Courts Dublin rally organised by @RosaWomen today and took these pictures of protesters’ signs, on the theme of #ThisIsNotConsent
Solidarity with all survivors ❤️ pic.twitter.com/hFLXlwW25P
— Abortion Rights IE (@freesafelegal) November 14, 2018
Hundreds of people turned out in #Cork city today for the #thisisnotconsent protest which marched through the city centre to the courthouse as people called for an end to #victimblaming in cases of sexual violence pic.twitter.com/AwI1hZ04bn
— Fiona Corcoran (@fiona96fmnews) November 14, 2018
Dublin and Cork city centres.
Protests today following statements made during a trial in Cork last week in which a 27-year-old man accused of raping a 17-year-old girl was found not guilty.
Barrister Elizabeth O’Connell SC, for the accused, had asked the jury to consider what the woman was wearing, saying:
“Does the evidence out-rule the possibility that she was attracted to the defendant and was open to meeting someone and being with someone? You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front.”
Earlier: Smalls Minded