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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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# Abortion Rights
'My body my choice': Thousands rally across US for abortion rights
Thousands also rallied in Texas and Kentucky, and more protests were planned in other major cities as well as at hundreds of smaller events across the country.
# russian ambassador
Russian ambassador to Poland hit with red paint by protesters
Sergey Andreev was ambushed by activists as he arrived at the Soviet soldiers’ cemetery in Warsaw.
# black lives matter
Donald Trump floated idea of shooting protesters in legs, ex-defence secretary says
“Can’t you just shoot them? Just shoot them in the legs or something?” Trump is quoted as saying.
# protesters
Hauliers protest over fuel costs ends after causing day-long disruption in Dublin
A number of hauliers and truckers were fined for obstructing roads in the docklands area of Dublin.
# vaccine mandates
New Zealand anti-vaccine parliament protesters vow to stay 'as long as it takes'
Several hundred protesters have pitched tents and are refusing to leave.
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# France
Macron's ex-bodyguard on trial over beating of protesters
The French president was forced to fire Alexandre Benalla after a video emerged showing him striking a young man and grabbing a young woman by the neck.
# protesters
Tennis balls thrown at English parliament during anti-lockdown protest
Thousands joined the demonstration in central London.
# London
'Completely unacceptable': BBC journalist chased and abused by anti-lockdown protesters
The incident happened near Downing Street, London today.
# Myanmar
Death toll passes 500 in Myanmar military's crackdown on protesters
World powers have ramped up their condemnation of the military’s campaign against the anti-coup movement.
# Kyle Rittenhouse
Teenager accused of shooting protesters extradited from Illinois to Wisconsin
Defence lawyers had sought to persuade Judge Paul Novak to block their client’s transfer.
# andrew jackson
Protesters attempt to pull down statue of former US president near White House
Police used pepper spray to move protesters out of Lafayette Square, where the Andrew Jackson statue is located.
# juneteenth
Protesters topple statue of Confederate general in Washington DC on Juneteenth
The statue, dedicated in 1901, was located in Judiciary Square about half a mile from the US Capitol.
# protesters
Families hold anxious vigil outside Hong Kong university as 100 protesters remain besieged
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has called for a peaceful end to the siege.
# Violence
Students armed with petrol bombs - and bows and arrows - clash with police overnight in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s underground subway system was closed amid further violence overnight.
# dáil gates
Protesters plan 'bikini & shorts' protest over Taoiseach 'positive' climate change remarks
Varadkar said one of the benefits to climate change is warmer winters.
# Police ban
Protesters ignore ban to clash with police in Hong Kong
Unrest in the city continued today despite a police ban.
# Protests
Chaos at Barcelona airport as thousands protest over sentencing of Catalan leaders
Demonstrators flooded the streets of Barcelona before marching towards El Prat airport in Barcelona.
# Democracy
Hong Kong protesters march to US consulate to increase pressure on Beijing
Millions of Hong Kongers have protested in the past three months.
# Hong Kong
Hong Kong leader calls for dialogue as extradition bill withdrawal slammed as 'too little, too late'
Carrie Lam announced yesterday that she is scrapping the controversial extradition bill.
# Protest
Tens of thousands march in another huge anti-government rally in Hong Kong
The protests have been sparked by years of rising anger over Beijing’s influence.
# violent protests
Hong Kong protest: Riot police fire tear gas on crowd hours after group breaches parliament
Today is the 22nd anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from UK to Chinese rule.
# Home Security
Taoiseach has no plans to beef up security for ministers after protests at their homes
Leo Varadkar says he has not added any extra security after protests at his home.
# Chaos
Police use 'tear gas' on Tour de France protesters who blocked route with bales of hay
Some riders were affected and the 16th stage had to be temporarily stopped.
# protesters
Pride in London organisers 'sorry' over 'anti-trans' protest
Pride in London said the group “forced their way to the front of the parade”.
# unrest
Iran warns protesters they will 'pay the price' after third night of mass demonstrations
Two people have been killed and dozens injured.
# anti-regime
'The world is watching': Tear gas and arrests as Iran tries to crack down on protests
Counter demonstrations have been organised for today.
# defensive
Protesters clash in Phoenix as Trump defends his response to Charlottesville violence
Trump made his comments during a rally in Phoenix, Arizona.
# Abortion
Graphic pro-life events planned for Cork and Dublin airports 'won't get permission'
The group planning the events, the Irish Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, is seeking volunteers and donations.
# Skopje
Politicians attacked after Macedonia's parliament stormed by 100 protesters
Footage shows chairs and tripods being thrown as fist fights broke out in the parliamentary press room.
# protesters
The DPP is concerned about possible interference in upcoming Jobstown trial
The court heard today of the DPP’s concern that the constitutional process of trial by jury could be interfered with.
# diplomatic dispute
Dutch PM says he won't apologise to Turkey over escalating diplomatic row
A diplomatic dispute between the two countries continues to worsen.
# Egypt
Hosni Mubarak acquitted over deaths of protesters during Arab Spring revolt
He had ruled the country for 30 years before being ousted.
# New York
'He's hurting our country': Thousands protest against Trump on US Presidents Day
” I do obey President Trump as our president, but I don’t have to agree with his policies,” said one protester.
# ballroom chancer
VIDEO: Ryan Lochte 'hurt' after protesters storm stage during Dancing with the Stars
The controversial swimmer was making his debut on the show.
# Protests
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.
# Courts
Government to appeal decision to protect Moore Street battlefield site to Supreme Court
The Moore Street site was ruled a “battlefield site” by the High Court in March.
# Paris
Four charged with attempted murder after police car torched in France
The incident happened earlier this week and has been branded “anti-cop hatred”.
# Chaos
Armed gardaí called in as anti-eviction protesters take over Limerick court
Anti-eviction protesters refused to leave the court and formed a mock jury and a mock judge.
# 27 years
China is going to release the last Tiananmen Square protest prisoner
Miao Deshun will be released in October after nearly three decades in jail.
# Heckled
There wasn't much love for Enda Kenny in Cork today
The Taoiseach was met with more protests in the rebel county this morning.