Outside the Polish consulate on Eden Quay, Dublin.
People gathered to support the tens of thousands of protesters who yesterday demonstrated across Poland against proposals for a total ban on abortion.
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Women in Poland have gone on strike in protest against proposals for a total ban on abortion.
They marched through the streets wearing black as a sign of mourning for their reproductive rights.
Women who oppose the ban are staying away from work and school and refusing to do domestic chores, in a protest inspired by a women’s strike in Iceland in 1975.
Anti-abortion protests are being held around the country too.
Women took to the streets of the capital city, Warsaw, in a pro-choice march on what they are calling “Black Monday”.
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People who wish to express their solidarity with women in Poland are invited to bring a candle to the Polish consulate on Eden Quay this evening between 5.30 to 7pm.
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Black Monday: Women in Poland go on strike against abortion ban (BBC)
Lenny Abrahamson writes:
Huge protests happening in Poland against a full scale attack on women’s rights. They are asking for support from abroad…
A former advisor to Gordon Brown has urged people to stock up on canned goods and bottled water as stock markets around the world slide.
Damian McBride appeared to suggest that the stock market dip could lead to civil disorder or other situations where it would be unreasonable for someone to leave the house.
“Advice on the looming crash, No.1: get hard cash in a safe place now; don’t assume banks & cashpoints will be open, or bank cards will work,” he tweeted.
“Crash advice No.2: do you have enough bottled water, tinned goods & other essentials at home to live a month indoors? If not, get shopping….“Crash advice No.3: agree a rally point with your loved ones in case transport and communication gets cut off; somewhere you can all head to.”
“We were close enough in 2008 (if the bank bailout hadn’t worked),” he said. “and what’s coming is on 20 times that scale”.
Stock up on canned food for stock market crash, warns former Gordon Brown advisor (LondonIndependent)
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