"Read, react, repeal."
Wexford native Richard Malone was due to hold a pop-up shop in the window of one of London’s most luxurious stores yesterday, but instead decided to use the space to protest the 8th Amendment.
The 26-year-old wrote numerous message supporting the repeal movement in red marker on the window of Selfridges while wearing a t-shirt that read ‘Read. React. REPEAL’.
Irish fashion designer Richard Malone, who was due to hold a luxury pop up in the window of @Selfridges today, chose to run READ, REACT, REPEAL – a protest against the 8th Amendment in Ireland. #RichardMalone #Repealthe8th #Selfridges #Together4Yes #Ldnirish4choice pic.twitter.com/wWGs1h0uez
— London-Irish ARC (@LdnIrishARC) April 17, 2018
Richard has been vocal about his support for the #RepealThe8th movement on his social media accounts, making reference to his protest in Selfridges on his Instagram account yesterday.
Although the display met great praise and support on social media, the London-Irish ARC Twitter page tweeted that the well-known store brought the demonstration to a halt, and told the designer he could only continue if he omitted the word ‘repeal’ from his messages.
Irish designer Richard Malone has taken over a window at Selfridges and is covering it in Repeal messages pic.twitter.com/bVYzIas1Ql
— Ana Kinsella (@anakinsella) April 17, 2018
One Instagram user encouraged Londoners to go to Selfridges in support of Richard and #RepealThe8th.
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