Hundreds take to the streets in Dublin, Cork and Limerick in protest of underwear being used in rape case – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
December 17, 2018

Hundreds take to the streets in Dublin, Cork and Limerick in protest of underwear being used in rape case

Hundreds of people in Cork, Limerick, and Dublin took to the streets in protest of a lawyer’s recent decision to use an alleged rape victim’s choice of underwear during a trial in Cork last week.

The protests which saw protesters walk through the streets holding placards and underwear, comes after a 27-year-old man was acquitted of all charges in a rape case which involved a 17-year old girl.

It is understood that many women’s support groups have been left angered after the defence counsel produced the alleged victms thong before the court.

The protests have been part of campaign which has gained momentum over the past few days.

The #ThisIsNotConsent campaign has seen thousands of women taking photographs of their underwear and uploading them on social media.

It is believed that many of those protesting have taken to the streets in an effort to put an end to victim blaming and how current rape trials are conducted.

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