Siobhán Fenton tweetz:
A rare sight here at Stormont, where there hasn’t been a government for almost three years.
Politicians enter the chamber in a bid to block the legalisation of abortion and equal marriage, due to be legalised tonight.
The DUP have now walked out of the chamber.
Leader Arlene Foster tells press “It’s a very sad day” and a “critical matter for the lives of the unborn… an issue of life and death”.
Concedes reform is likely to go ahead tonight but says party are exploring other legal options.
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