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Women take to the streets of Dublin in their underwear as protests continue over rape trial where defence lawyer said girl's thong suggested consent

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  • Women take to the streets of Dublin in their underwear as protests continue over rape trial where defence lawyer said girl's thong suggested consent

    Protesters were once again on the streets of Dublin city centre today to highlight injustices in how rape trials are conducted in Ireland.

    The resumed demonstration is a response to a recent case in Co Cork that sparked outrage after a defence barrister referred to the 17-year-old complainant's underwear during a trial in which a 27-year-old man was acquitted of rape.

    Activists wore revealing outfits to protest against the shaming of victims for their clothes and painted slogans such as 'this is not consent' and 'I'm not asking for it' on their bodies.

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