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Rally for Choice - Belfast - 2 July

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FedUpWithBriiiiiick Sat 28-May-16 20:47:15

I'm planning on going along, anyone else?

Cocolepew Sat 28-May-16 20:49:11

Im hoping to be able to go.

FedUpWithBriiiiiick Sat 28-May-16 20:52:04

Solidarity with Diana King, Colette Devlin, Kitty O'Kane and all the woman brave enough to take a stand.

singingsixpence82 Mon 30-May-16 02:00:08

Can't go but wanted to bump the thread - this is a good thing! Glad some mumsnetters will be there. Hope to hear more about it!

singingsixpence82 Mon 30-May-16 02:00:32

The rally is a good thing I mean - not that I can't go!

RonaldMcDonald Mon 30-May-16 02:08:47

I will be on holiday but would love to be there. Behind 100%

singingsixpence82 Mon 30-May-16 02:19:12

Sorry, just laughing hilariously at the thought of RonaldMcDonald at a pro choice rally! Not sure what to make of it! Not sure what the media would make of the photos either!

DailyFailAteMyFish Sat 11-Jun-16 10:41:31

I'm hoping to go.
In practical terms, what should I bring?

DailyFailAteMyFish Thu 16-Jun-16 21:01:10

I've just pledged on a great project Rally For Choice @crowdfunderuk Check it out:

FedUpWithBriiiiiick Thu 30-Jun-16 12:34:51

Just bumping this for the weekend!

Xenophile Thu 30-Jun-16 13:22:38

Hope you get an enormous turnout for this.

Sirona Thu 30-Jun-16 13:32:53

I'm going. Had actually thought about posting on here myself to see if anyone else was.

Irish news saying they expect 4000 anti-abortionists marching, I hope there's big numbers on our side too.

Anyone doing a banner or sign? I'm debating what to write.

Sirona Thu 30-Jun-16 13:44:44

Dailyfail after marching pride last weekend I would say practically just comfortable shoes, raincoat (if needed but who knows here with our weather) and the one thing I stupidly forgot was water. Was parched by the end because of the heat and shouting.

Xenophile Thu 30-Jun-16 15:39:22

Definitely water and comfy shoes. Walking shoes are great.

Layers, you get hotter or colder depending on how many people are around you as well as the ambient temperature, so being able to put on or take off layers is good.

A pacamac or light raincoat that can be squished into a backpack.

A backpack! grin

FedUpWithBriiiiiick Thu 30-Jun-16 18:02:25

Great tips Sirona and Xeno.

Sirona Fri 01-Jul-16 11:22:30

Just wondering if you might get more views if you pop it on chat too briiiick. I know I've read here some people hide the feminism boards. In saying that I shared on facebook and only got two people answering out of 200 odd. Sigh.

DetestableHerytike Sat 02-Jul-16 06:51:45

Good luck today, sisters in Belfast!

FedUpWithBriiiiiick Sat 02-Jul-16 07:22:08

Thanks Detestable!

Sirona I was thinking of posting in chat, but to be honest, I didn't want any antis jumping in and turning the thread into a bun fight

So it's at 1pm, Bhoy Park (in front of UUB). The link in my OP seems to be broken so here's a fresh one!

Sirona Sat 02-Jul-16 08:51:31

Thanks detestable

Yes I suppose you're right briiiick

Got my sign made last night smile Heading up on my own now as my friend has something to do but I'll be there with bells and whistles on.

FedUpWithBriiiiiick Sat 02-Jul-16 11:28:59

Good on you Sirona! Just about to catch the train myself. Hope the sun comes out!

DailyFailAteMyFish Sat 02-Jul-16 17:57:22

It was great despitethe rubbish weather!

Sirona Sun 03-Jul-16 11:06:46

My throat was hoarse last night after all the shouting smile Was it on the news, I missed it yesterday? Best bit of the day had to be later when I was coming out of Boots and saw yer woman Bernadette being filmed for an interview and shouted 'pro choice' at her. Yes, it's the little things in life that keep me amused. Can't stand her. Loved the people standing on the street that cheered us.

Sirona Sun 03-Jul-16 15:03:54

bbc news

DailyFailAteMyFish Sun 03-Jul-16 21:28:55

well done Sirona!

Sirona Sun 03-Jul-16 22:04:16

I'm actually thinking of joining alliance for choice now. Considered it a while ago after attending a talk with women on waves as speaker but with the dc being so little I didn't have the time. Speaking to dm last night though she said she would help with babysitting, she's as pro choice as myself and would have loved to have walked yesterday only has an injury atm.

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