Hundreds take to the streets of Belfast to mark 100 years of voting rights for women

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By VIEW editor Brian Pelan

Wave after wave of women walked through Belfast city centre yesterday to mark 100 years of getting the vote in the United Kingdom.

The event was part of Processions 2018 which also took place in London, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

The marchers donned the colours of the suffragette movement – green, white and violet – as part of the mass procession.

The protest banners carried messages about equality and a woman’s right to choose.

The event was co-ordinated by 14-18 Now – an art programme connecting people with the First World War – and Artichoke – a charity which creates public art in the UK.

The Belfast event began at the Titanic Slipways.

Participants walked a 1.5 mile route ending with a gathering at Belfast City Hall.





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