Man removing Yes posters ahead of referendum on repealing the 8th amendment caught on camera
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Man removing Yes posters ahead of referendum on repealing the 8th amendment caught on camera

THE MAN in question was caught on camera in broad daylight vandalising posters put up in Limerick.

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Limerick man Kevin Kiely Junior was out in Limerick city centre when he spotted a stranger ripping down posts advocating for Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on abortion up to 12 weeks.

The man, who has not been identified, is seen to rip down several posters from poles in the Irish city, not stopping when Mr Kiely took his phone out to record evidence of the destruction he inflicted.

Mr Kiely asks the unnamed man: "Do you disagree about stopping shaming women, in 2018, that you have to tear the posters down off the wall?"
In an attempt to stop the man Mr Kiely tells him "C’mon, I’ll put you on the internet and you can tell the internet why you tore them down . . . You’ll go on Facebook tonight."

The man shoves his hand in the camera, stopping the recording of events from Mr Kiely's phone.

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Despite the broad daylight at the time of day and no face coverings or efforts to conceal his identity, the man is still not deterred from ripping down the posters even when he is recorded.

The purple posters in question bear the slogan "Stop Shaming Women!" and were produced by ROSA, an Irish socialist feminist movement working towards a repealing of the 8th amendment from the constitution.

The video was also uploaded to Youtube under the title 'Censorship of the Yes Campaign.'

Each poster costs approximately 6 euro to print for the organisation, and anyone wishing to donate to the cause of ROSA in replacing their posters may do so here.

Lead image via Twitter

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