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More than 100 people turn out to protest for and against assisted dying

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MORE than a hundred protestors greeted deputies as they arrived at the States Chamber this morning.

Picture By Peter Frankland. 16-05-18 Assisted dying debate at the Royal Court. States. Protest outside the building for both camps. Protestors outside the Royal Court. (21468718)

Those both for and against assisted dying took to the steps with placards ahead of the States debate on the issue.

Members from the for camp included Sarah Griffith, whose online petition launched five months ago to support assisted dying has more than 1,000 signatures. Those against, included representatives from the island's churches and the Care for Life campaigners.

The groups were stood on opposing sides of the entrance steps to the chamber.

Deputies are due to debate the assisted dying requete, led by Gavin St Pier, and the proposed amendments today.

An amendment by Deputy St Pier would see, if successful, States members voting no longer to approve assisted dying but to form a working party to investigate it further.

Anna J

By Anna J
Deputy News Editor

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