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Rally Calling For An End To Rape Culture Blocks O'Connell Street


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Hundreds of people closed off part of O'Connell Street this afternoon in a rally calling for an end to rape culture.

Demonstrators carried placards to show their solidarity with the woman at the centre of the Belfast rape case.

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The four men were unanimously acquitted of all charges, but people have raised questions about the justice system and how it treats those who make a complaint of sexual crimes.

Speaking outside court after the verdicts were delivered yesterday, one of the defendants said he was "very relieved” the jury accepted his version of what happened.

In a statement read out by his solicitor, Stuart Olding said that "although I committed no criminal offence, I regret deeply the events of that evening".

"I am sorry for the hurt that was caused to the complainant. It was never my intention to cause any upset to anyone that night".


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