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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Demonstration

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Turkey: Supporters of PM threaten to 'crush' protesters
Erdogan has just returned from an official trip and called for an immediate end to mass protests against his rule.
Turkish PM maintains hard stance as protests enter fourth day
The hackivist group Anonymous took down several Turkish government websites last night, condemning the “censorship of social media and other communication” methods.
Photos: More than 150,000 protest against same-sex marriage in Paris
293 people were arrested and six people were injured after the major demonstration on the streets of Paris.
Strikes shut down Egyptian port city for second day
The protesters are angry over the killing of some 50 people during demonstrations last month.
Three people charged following loyalist flag protest
All three are accused of disorderly behaviour and assault on police, with one also charged with ‘doing a provocative act’.
Nine police officers injured and 18 arrests in Belfast protests
Officers dealing with the disorder were pelted with petrol bombs, fireworks, bricks and ball bearings.
Spain passes massive austerity cutbacks
Crowds gathered today to protest against job and benefit cuts as well as the tax increases passed today.
Student sleep out cancelled after Gardaí refuse permission
The Union of Students Ireland said it had been indicated that the protest could go ahead and permission was refused at the last minute.
Egypt braces for rival protests
The demonstrations in Cairo come over a bitterly divisive referendum on a new constitution.
House and car of Alliance Party councillor attacked in NI violence
The councillor urged those orchestrating recent attacks to stop “before somebody is killed”.
Pics: Anti-war protesters burn US flag in Dublin city centre
Protesters were stopped by Gardaí from marching to Dublin Castle where Hillary Clinton and foreign ministers are being hosted at a dinner.
Anti-war protest planned outside OSCE dinner at Dublin Castle
Foreign ministers including US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be hosted at the dinner this evening.
Pics, video: Thousands gather for pro-life vigil outside the Dáil
The Pro Life Campaign event heard from many who are unhappy with the current debate surrounding abortion in the Dáil where the expert group report is being debated this evening.
Dairy farmers blast European Parliament and riot police with milk
Today the farmers also commemorated the more than 157,000 colleagues who have had to abandon their farms since 2009.
Column: Mass protest is the only way to win change on abortion
It is tragic that it took Savita Halappanavar’s death to galvanise action. The Government must be told that a failure to act now will damage them, writes Stephanie Lord.
Vigils held around the country for Savita Halappanavar
Thousands attended vigils and demonstrations in Dublin, Cork and Limerick yesterday evening.
Portugal government faces backlash over austerity
Demonstrators gathered outside Parliament after the Finance Minister announced his plans to introduce steep tax increases.
Russia frees one Pussy Riot member, keeps two in jail
Yekaterina Samutsevich was judged not to have had an actual involvement in the “punk prayer” performance at a Moscow cathedral in March.
In photos: Greencore workers travel from Hull with petition for Irish govt
Workers are calling for previous pay and conditions to be reinstated.
Animal rights group to march in Dublin
ARAN is calling on the government to introduce tougher sentences and fines for animal abuse and cruelty.
Photos: Tear gas used as 25,000 rally for reforms in Malaysia
The protest, one of the largest held in the country in the past decade, was held to demand an overhaul of biased electoral policies.
GALLERY: 5,000 attend anti-Household Charge demo in Dublin
Thousands gathered outside the National Convention Centre, where Fine Gael’s Ard-Fheis is taking place this weekend.
Complaint to Garda Ombudsman over treatment of protesters during China visit
The Garda Ombudsman is reviewing a complaint concerning the treatment of protesters during the recent official visit of China’s Vice President to Ireland.
Violence erupts after US military burns Qurans in Afghanistan
The US said the burning of Muslim holy books was an accident.
Column: Athens is burning – so why are Ireland’s streets still quiet?
We haven’t rebelled at cut after cut, writes Fergal Browne. So are Irish people really such pushovers, or are there more complex factors at work?
Slideshow: Topless protesters arrested at Davos summit
The demonstrators painted anti-capitalist slogans on their bodies after making their way to the heavily-guarded town.
Egyptians mark first anniversary of 'Friday of Rage'
Tens of thousands of people gathered in Tahrir Square today to demand an early transfer of power by the ruling military and the trial of generals for the killing of protesters.
Medvedev responds to Russia protests with Facebook vow to probe fraud
But the prime minister’s status update was met with derision – with hundreds of comments expressing voters’ anger.
In pictures: Thousands of Russians join biggest protests since Soviet era
Tens of thousands of people thronged Moscow to demand an end to the rule of Vladimir Putin.
In pictures: march against cuts to youth and community projects
A colourful march of community groups and others took place in the capital today.
Poll: Are people in Ireland too apathetic?
People in Ireland are happy to complain – but often unwilling to take real action, Alice Burke writes on this morning. So what do you think?
Christy Moore visits the Occupy Dame St camp
The legendary musician had a cup of tea and a chat with protesters, before promising to return and play some songs during his next visit.
Occupy Oakland camp being cleared out by police
Police issued four cease and desist letters to protesters before beginning to move them on in the early hours of this morning.
Column: The Occupy protests show an overwhelming sense of entitlement
We do need radical social change – but the Occupy protesters are going about it the wrong way, writes Evert Bopp.
St Paul's Cathedral priest resigns over Occupy London eviction plan
Giles Fraser has stepped down in support of the protest camp, after arguing that they should not be forcibly evicted.
Column: I'm a businessman. Here's why I joined Occupy Dame Street
He isn’t a dreadlocked New Ageist and he hates drumming circles – but David Johnson believes in Occupy Dame Street. Here he explains why our system has to change.
Dozens arrested at Occupy Boston as anti-Wall Street movement spreads
Meanwhile, the NYPD has spent over $1.9m on its Occupy Wall Street patrols so far.
In pictures: Occupy Dame Street protests enter third day
Some bank robbers appeared at the event today – as one protester explained his motivation.
More than 700 protesters arrested in Brooklyn Bridge showdown
Marchers from the Occupy Wall Street movement clashed with New York cops yesterday as protests spread across the US.