Over 15,000 People Turned Out For Dublin's Repeal The 8th Protest Yesterday

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You'll have seen the videos, the tweets and reports on yesterday's Strike 4 Choice and March 4 Choice in Dublin and now, the final tallies are in.

It's estimated that approximately 15,000 people took to the streets of the city yesterday to urge on the Government to call a referendum on the 8th Amendment.

According to the Coalition To Repeal The 8th Amendment, over 5,000 people gathered at O'Connell Bridge at lunchtime, while a further 8,000 to 10,000 marched from The Garden Of Remembrance to Leinster House at 5.30pm yesterday.

Speakers from organisations including Parents 4 Choice, ROSA and AIMS Ireland made impassioned speeches outside the Dáil last night, with People Before Profit TD Brid Smith committing to tabling a motion on the abolition of the current 14-year jail penalty for procuring an abortion in Ireland today.

A small number of 'pro-life' protesters also gathered outside Leinster House, holding banners bearing graphic images.

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