Thousands of white crosses placed along Donegal to Derry road in anti-abortion protest

By Stephen Maguire

Thousands of white crosses have been placed along a large stretch of roadway in county Donegal.

The crosses, placed a metre apart, are believed to have been erected by local anti abortion campaigners.

The crosses stretch from Letterkenny to Bridgend, outside Derry, a distance of approximately 30km.

Some of the thousands of small white crosses along the main Derry to Letterkenny road in Donegal. (North West Newspix)

A local pro-life campaigner has said the crosses are to “represent the lives that will be taken per year in Ireland if there is a yes vote.”

The Yes campaign in Co Donegal have slammed the move.

They say they wish they had the money and time to carry out such a publicity stunt.

Spokesperson for Donegal Together for Yes Sinead Stewart has strongly criticised the demonstration.

Sinead said: “I think they are absolutely brushing over the pain and the suffering of the women and families of Donegal by doing something like this.

My question is: What are those crosses for? Are they for the babies in Tuam? Are they for the women in the Magdalene Laundries? Are they for each child that was sold to American couples from the Catholic Church?

“The hypocrisy is absolutely outstanding."


Related Articles

Respect will of the people on abortion, say TDs

Concerned parents call for protection for unborn babies with disabilities

Mattie McGrath tells TDs abortion legislation is 'humanitarian catastrophe'

'This has never been a quiet revolution' - thousands march for all-Ireland abortion services

More in this Section

DUP's Sammy Wilson accuses Taoiseach of ‘despicable’ bid to scaremonger over Brexit

Agreement reached over aspects of €5m legal costs associated with Lissadell rights of way case

Girl injured following fall when 'tram surfing' settles personal injury claim for €550,000

Programme of events planned to help Belfast recover from Primark fire


Breaking Stories

As Karlie Kloss marries Joshua Kushner, here are 8 of her biggest fashion moments

This clever new app can help new parents decide if their baby needs to see a doctor

‘Acne won’t stop me living my life’ – Millie Mackintosh on how she got her skin under control

'Jesus, did I paint them?’; Robert Ballagh reacts to the nude portraits to him and his wife

More From The Irish Examiner