‘We all deserve better’ – Thousands march in support of Natasha O’Brien after soldier who beat her unconscious walks scot free – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

‘We all deserve better’ – Thousands march in support of Natasha O’Brien after soldier who beat her unconscious walks scot free




Today, thousands of people have demonstrated nationwide in favour of Natasha O’Brien, who was rendered unconscious in a random street attack in 2022, for which her perpetrator was given a sentence that was completely suspended., reports RTE.

At Limerick Circuit Court, Cathal Crotty, 22, of Parkroe Heights, Ardnacrusha, Co Clare, entered a guilty plea to the attack on Ms. O’Brien and was sentenced to three years with full suspension.

This afternoon, Ms. O’Brien joined the approximately one thousand individuals who gathered in her hometown of Limerick to express support for her.

The goal of the organisers’ statement was to make it clear that gender-based violence in whatever form must be condemned by society, reports RTE.

Ms. O’Brien joined demonstrators on Bedford Row in Limerick and demanded an end to violence against women.

“I chose to speak up because I couldn’t imagine the impact on other victims. This is enough. This is the time for it to end,” she said, adding, “they (the Department of Justice) are not listening to us,” reports RTE.

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