Over 300 Trinity students joined the Strike for Repeal march today, marching from Front Square to O’Connell Bridge. The march, which began at 12.30 and was organised by TCD Strike For Repeal in conjunction with TCDSU, saw students and staff leave work at middday and assemble in front square. Before departing through Front Arch, TCDSU Gender Equality Officer Rachel Skelly addressed the crowd and declared that the march was in solidarity with the “twelve women who are forced to travel each day for an abortion”.
Skelly was joined on the steps of the Exam Hall by TCDSU President Kieran McNulty. Students from TCDSU were joined by students from other universities on College Green, including students from UCDSU. The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) was also represented with a “Students For Choice” banner being carried by the USI at the front of the procession.