Anti-DUP march to take place in London today

DUP leader, Arlene Foster with British Prime Minister, Theresa May. Photo by Charles McQuillan/PA Wire.
Marie Louise McConville

A march is due to take place in London (SAT) today in opposition to the DUP and it's policies.

Organised by a number of women's activist groups, the rally will highlight opposition to a proposed deal between the Conservative Party and the DUP.

Specifically, the rally has been organised in protest against the Northern Ireland's unionist's party's opposition to same-sex marriage.

Those taking part in the rally will assemble at Parliament Square before marching to Whitehall and then gathering outside Downing Street.

Organisers said the event was a "march against the DUP".

"We are marching in support of the right to access abortion in NI and against a Tory working agreement with no democratic mandate with a political group known to promote policy which restricts the rights of women and LGBT people and is known for links to far right politics," said organisers.

Those attending the march have been asking to wear right red to highlight a number of issues including "the decision to gamble the rights, health and safety of LGBT+ people" and for "the blood shed before reaching an NI peace deal in protest at the decision to disregard this for power".

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