These are my photos from the many protests in Dublin following the death of Savita Halappanavar after she was refused an abortion in a hospital in Galway. There is much to say about this and about the organisation of the protests but that will have to wait until I have time to do some writing. In the meantime I think these photos capture something of the mood of the huge numbers of people who have taken to the streets to say Never Again.
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