Over 150 people march in Shankill against spate of sex attacks

first_img Short URL 43 Comments Source: Garreth MacNamee/Twitter Meg Beare is one of over 150 to turn up to demonstrate against sexual assaults in shankill. pic.twitter.com/f9abhqVDiE— Garreth MacNamee (@garmacnamee) February 17, 2017 By Rónán Duffy Gardaí and local businesses were represented at last night’s march with a number of local representatives also present.Fine Gael councillor Jim Gildea was one of those present and said the march was about maintaining awareness, something gardaí have also been keen to stress. http://jrnl.ie/3246852 Over 150 people march in Shankill against spate of sex attacks The Take Back the Night march is a community effort against violence. Feb 18th 2017, 12:29 PM BETWEEN 150 TO 200 people took part in a march in the Shankill suburb of Dublin last night against ongoing sex attacks in the area and the wider issue of sexual and domestic violence.The Take Back the Night march began at Shankill Dart station and made its way through  a number of areas where women were attacked over the past 14 months.The latest attack happened in the Bayview estate area with gardaí looking through CCTV pictures as part of their investigations.Last night’s march was organised by local woman Emily Lyon who told TheJournal.ie earlier this week that the march was one of defiance against the fear women are feeling.“There are people changing their schedules so they can get back home before it’s dark because they are scared for their safety. That’s not good enough,” she said.center_img Source: Emily Lyon/Twitter Saturday 18 Feb 2017, 12:29 PM 21,391 Views Thank you to @GardaTraffic for the their support at #TakeBackTheNight last night. We stand as a community to Say No to sexual violence. pic.twitter.com/yZEhUVOvC2— Emily Lyon (@emilymufasa) February 18, 2017 Share Tweet Email “The current case is a very active and they’re trying to get the message out,” Gidea says.“What happened in the most recent attack was very serious. This lady was attacked from behind and it must have been so traumatic. The message is to be aware and watch out and we’ll see what the follow on will be for this now.”Read: Gardaí reviewing hundreds of hours of CCTV footage to catch Shankill sex attacker >Read: ‘We’re taking back the night’: Women to march in Shankill against sex attacker > Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more