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PIC: Hundreds Of White Crosses Have Appeared Overnight On The Donegal Motorway

By Jen

May 18, 2018 at 2:57pm

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Hundreds of white crosses have been placed on a 30km stretch of motorway from Letterkenny to Bridge End in Co. Donegal.

According to the Irish Sun, the crosses are believed to have been placed by 'No' campaigners overnight.

While no group from the 'No' campaign has made a statement claiming responsibility, one 'No' campaigner commented on the display saying the crosses are there to, "represent the lives that will be taken per year in Ireland if there is a yes vote.”

Speaking to Highland Radio today, a man known as 'Christopher' said he helped place the crosses during the night.

“It was a mammoth undertaking... a lot of planning went into it. It took a lot of men and women, believe it or not, from right across Donegal working through the hours last night to do this.

“It’s the same as putting up posters, but we feel it’s more effective. It was a way of illustrating to people just exactly the weight of what they’re voting on.

“The crosses… symbolise a child’s grave.”

Some people on Twitter described the crosses as, "more shock tactics".

Others immediately wanted to report the crosses in the hopes they would be taken down.

One Twitter user was so angry she decided to write the names of women affected by eighth amendment on some of the crosses.

"I feel so angry that the people who erected them are putting so much energy into suppressing women's rights. So I wrote the names of some of the women who are dead bc of the 8th on the crosses."

Earlier today, Donegal county council said they will remove any crosses that are causing a hazard to pedestrians or road users. 

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