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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Demonstrations

This year
Fianna Fáil politicians raise concerns about anti-immigrant protests at parliamentary meeting
One attendee said the message from the meeting was “we need to worry about this and monitor it”.
Last year
Over 1,300 arrests at anti-mobilisation protests across Russia, NGO says
The OVD-Info monitoring group counted at least 1,332 people detained at rallies in 38 cities.
All time
Save the Children staff confirmed dead in Myanmar massacre
Photos of the attack have spread on social media in Myanmar, fuelling outrage against the military.
Unrest and protests spread over Europe as new Covid-19 restrictions come in
Austria reported over 15,000 new Covd-19 cases on Saturday.
New York police officers suspended after 75 year-old shoved to ground and left in serious condition at protest
A video of the incident by local radio station WBFO went viral after being posted on social media.
Black Lives Matter protest still set to go ahead on Saturday after separate demonstration cancelled
A protest on Saturday is still scheduled to go ahead, despite concerns from health officials.
Hong Kong activists block routes to airport after violent clashes in metro station
Video footage yesterday showed police pepper spraying protesters in a train carriage.
Chaos at Hong Kong airport as riot police clash with pro-democracy protesters staging sit-in
Arrival and departure halls have once again been blocked by thousands of demonstrators.
Hong Kong police face brutality claims after violent clashes over extradition bill
Protesters were met yesterday with police officers who sprayed tear gas and fired rubber bullets.
'He's stupid, arrogant and vulgar': Thousands attend march against Trump visit in Dublin city centre
Various groups taking exception to the US President have turned out in force at Parnell Square.
3 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire as tens of thousands gather at Israel-Gaza border
Israel deployed several thousand troops along the border, with the anniversary coming at a sensitive time ahead of its 9 April elections.
22 people reportedly killed and several wounded in protests over rising cost of bread in Sudan
A government decision to raise the price of bread has sparked protests around the country.
18 people injured in Germany as rival protesters clash over immigration
Chemnitz has been in the spotlight after violent protests erupted over the fatal stabbing of a German man.
Thousands throng streets of Paris in protest against President Emmanuel Macron
The French president has been in power for a year, but not everyone is happy with his sweeping social reforms.
Iran warns protesters they will 'pay the price' after third night of mass demonstrations
Two people have been killed and dozens injured.
'The world is watching': Tear gas and arrests as Iran tries to crack down on protests
Counter demonstrations have been organised for today.
Hundreds of thousands march against government in Venezuela
Demonstrators dressed in white marched in the east of the capital, yelling “Venezuela is hungry” and “This government is going to fall”.
Black Lives Matter protesters are causing traffic chaos at Heathrow airport
Protesters have blocked the main road into the airport, Europe’s busiest, this morning.
Demonstrations taking place around Ireland in solidarity with woman charged with taking abortion pills
The 21-year-old Co Down woman was charged with two offences regarding procuring the pills on Monday. If convicted she could face life in prison.
At least 100 arrested at Paris climate change protest
The UN Climate Summit begins on Monday morning and will run until Friday 11 December.
Almost 100 anti-water charges protests planned across the country
It is the second day of action by the Right2Water group.
Protests dwindle as Hong Kong goes back to work
Schools have reopened and civil servants have returned to work today.
Thousands gather for defiant peace rally in Hong Kong
The city’s chief secretary has again urged them to leave.
The Scotland independence vote is firing up Spain's Catalonia
Unlike Scotland, whose referendum was approved by the British government, the Catalan plan faces outright resistance from national leaders.
Travelling to Thailand? Irish citizens advised to 'exercise extreme caution'
The Department of Foreign Affairs said there is a curfew from 10pm to 5am and Irish citizens should take extra care.
Tear gas and rubber bullets used on protesters demonstrating against Brazil World Cup
Protesters said they wanted to draw attention to what they called a lack of investment to improve poor public services.
Another fatality in Kiev protests as minister warns peace efforts 'futile'
Protesters in Kiev are warning the conflict will escalate if President Viktor Yanukovych uses force to end the demonstrations.
Toilet brush becomes an unlikely protest symbol in Hamburg demonstrations
The unrest in the German city centres on the eviction of an anarchist community centre.
US fast-food workers stage protests across 60 cities
The staff taking part in demonstrations are calling for pay of $15 an hour, double the federal minimum wage.
Brazil leaders to meet as protests and violence gets out of hand
At least one protester was killed in Sao Paulo when a car rammed into a crowd of demonstrators.
Brazil officials reverse subway and bus fare hikes as thousands protest
People are protesting about poor public services and the money poured into soccer stadiums for the Confederations Cup and next year’s World Cup.
'Protest is a good thing' say PSNI but Turkey unrest could mean smaller demos at G8
The PSNI have said initial indications are that there will not be large numbers of protesters descending on the summit at Lough Erne today.
Turkey protesters reject 'last warning' to evacuate park
“I’m making my last warning: mothers, fathers please withdraw your kids from there,” the Prime Minister said in a live television broadcast earlier.
Turkey PM suggests referendum to end Istanbul park protest
Erdogan says he is considering holding a referendum on plans to redevelop an Istanbul park that have sparked nationwide protests, in his first major concession in nearly two weeks of anti-government unrest.
Turkish Prime Minister agrees to meet protest leaders
Despite the conciliatory gesture, Erdogan warned: “Illegal demonstrations will not be allowed anymore in Turkey.”
Explainer: What is going on in Turkey?
After five days of protests, two dead and now strike action by public sector workers, explores just what is happening in the country of 75 million people.
Pro life and pro choice abortion demos go head-to-head today
The two marches will be held at Merrion Square at 4.30pm in Dublin city centre.
Five million unemployed in Spain
It was the highest number of job seekers registered in Spain since current records began in 1996.
Greek protests erupt into violence ahead of austerity vote
More than 80,000 people took part in the anti-austerity protest in Athens ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote on new spending cuts.
Violence breaks out at Greek anti-austerity protest
Tens of thousands of people took to the street during the country’s second general strike in a month with shops closed and public services slowing down for 24 hours.