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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Anti-government

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# Phoenix Park
Protest outside Áras an Uachtaráin against vaccines and new Covid-19 legislation
It is the second protest in two days after a similar event against the Dáil vote on new legislation yesterday.
# Cuba
Cuba blames US for unprecedented anti-government protests
The protests began on the weekend with large numbers taking to the streets on Sunday.
# Anti-government
Coordinator for Irish rights group among 57 arrested ahead of protests in Belarus
The head of the main opposition party was also arrested by police ahead of the protests in Minsk.
# garry kasparov
World chess champ and Kremlin foe wins European court case against Russia
Garry Kasparov was arrested for peaceful protests on several occasions, the court found.
# People Power
Pictures: An incredible THREE MILLION people have joined an anti-government protest in Brazil
The protest was directed at the country’s embattled president Dilma Rousseff amid an anti-corruption probe into the workings of her government.
# lavoy finicum
Anti-government rancher killed in standoff had vowed to die rather than go to jail
“I love the elements. And this is where I’m going to breathe my last breath…I’m not going to spend my last days in a cell.”
# oregon
Armed militia refuse to leave government property after men they were "defending" hand themselves in
Police urged the protesters to “Go home, be with your own families and end this peacefully.”
# Anti-government
Students gear up for new rally in Venezuela
The Venezuelan government is set to name its ambassador to Washington today.
# Thailand
PHOTOS: Tens of thousands of protesters attempt to 'shut down' Bangkok
The demonstrators want Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign to make way for an unelected “people’s council” that would oversee reforms.
# Turkey
Young, urban women: the face of Turkey's protest movement
Meet the women on the frontline of Turkey’s mass anti-government protests. Their grievances include proposals to limit abortion rights, tighten rules for morning-after poll and ban late-night sale of alcohol.
# Turkey
Anti-government protests rage for second day in Istanbul
Anti-government protests also spread to other cities.
# Syria
Gilmore condemns Syrian massacre while Assad regime pleads innocence
The Tánaiste deplores the attacks in Houda which killed 90, while the Assad government denies responsibility.
# Syria
Troops kill at least 90 in Syria, say activists
The reported massacre in Houla represents one of the highest death tolls in a single area since an internationally-brokered cease-fire went into effect last month.
# Politics of Sport
Head in the sand: Human rights organisations blast F1 for ignoring Bahrain Grand Prix concerns
The Formula One race is set to go ahead this Sunday amid rising tensions and anti-government protests
# Syria
Arab League to discuss suspending Syria
Officials have called an emergency meeting to discuss putting more pressure on Syria’s government to end its bloody crackdown on anti-regime protesters.
# Bahrain
UN condemns sentencing of doctors in Bahrain
Twenty doctors, some of whom trained in Ireland, have been sentenced to between five and 15 years in prison for treating anti-government protesters.
# crackdown
Syrian army moves into Hama after massive demonstrations
Day 112 of the Syrian Revolution and Assad’s crackdown on the anti-government movement continues as tanks move on the city of Hama.
# Yemen
Four killed in government crackdown on protesters in Yemen
Demonstrations calling on President Saleh to step down continued in the capital Sanaa today, as Saleh turned his back on a deal which would have offered him immunity if he resigned.