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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

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# Egypt
IN PICTURES: Egypt protesters erupt in joy as army ousts Morsi
Today the army staged a military coup after issuing an ultimatum to the country’s president on Monday.
# Egypt
Egypt army threatens action in 48 hours if Morsi fails to resign
In a statement read out on state television, it said the demands of the people must be met and gave 48 hours, as “a last chance”.
# G8
Outer fence line near G8 venue breached following protest
A G8 Not Welcome march took place this evening at 6pm. At 9pm, an outer fence line was breached.
# Egypt
Egypt protesters torch police station in Port Said
Around 500 protesters threw stones and petrol bombs at the police station, setting it on fire, and then blocked fire engines from reaching the blaze.
# India
Death toll in Bangladesh war crimes clashes rises to 53
Violence erupted during protests yesterday with 23 people shot dead after police opened fire in clashes with demonstrators.
# Italy
Italy: Topless protesters hurl themselves at Berlusconi
The women had ‘Basta Berlusconi’ (‘Enough With Berlusconi’) written on their backs.
# Cork
Cork City Councillor defends protest that disrupted meeting
The meeting was abandoned after household charge protestors unfurled banners and shouted slogans from the public gallery.
# Egypt
Islamist protesters force Egypt court to halt session
The court had been due to rule on the legality of the Islamist-dominated constituent assembly, which drafted a new constitution that was announced yesterday.
# Mexico
Protesters, police clash in Mexico before Pena Nieto presidential inauguration
At least five police officers and a protester were injured in scuffles sparked by the 500 protesters.
# Shell to Sea
UN Special Rapporteur "concerned" about Shell to Sea protesters
Margaret Sekaggya said there is “tangible frustration amongst local residents who are standing up for their rights”.
# Protest
Unrest breaks out at Cork City Council meeting
One councillor slammed the disruption of the meeting as ‘tantamount to fascism’, while another congratulated those involved on their protest.
# Belfast
Water cannon used by police during Belfast disorder
The PSNI also fired six AEP baton rounds during a second night of disorder. Fifteen police officers were injured.
# protesters
Video, audio: Kenny tells protester 'You could do with a day's work, I'd say'
Enda Kenny was met with anger from protesters on a visit to a shopping centre in Westmeath yesterday.
# Rape tape
Rape tape controversy: Woman says investigation was about 'protecting Gardaí'
Jerrie Ann Sullivan says she is “not at all surprised” about the findings of the GSOC investigation released today.
Column: Why is it cringeworthy to get behind a cause?
There seems to be a trend towards stigmatising protesters, writes columnist Lisa McInerney. What are we afraid of? The Bono effect?
# Egypt
Egypt acquits 'virginity test' military doctor
Just one doctor was brought to trial over forced “virginity tests” conducted on female protesters in Egypt. The verdict cannot be appealed.
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?
# Bahrain
Continued clashes in Bahrain on anniversary of revolution
The protests continue today as people attempt to get to Pearl Square, which was the epicenter of protests last year.
# Greece
Greece: Clashes in Athens, ministers resign
Thousands of people are reported to have gathered in Athens to protest against the country’s austerity deal, leading to teargas being thrown by police.
# school cuts
Hundreds gather at Dáil for protest against small school cuts
Demonstrators believe planned staffing cuts will lead to large class size increases – and fear some schools could close down altogether.
# Arab Spring
Arab League halts observer mission in Syria
The mission sharply criticised the regime of President Bashar Assad for the escalating violence which has killed at least 80 people across the country.
# Anglo Irish Bank
Protesters descend on former Anglo Irish Banks in Galway and Dublin
Protesters have gathered outside the former Anglo Irish buildings in both cities today to protest against the payment of €1.25 billion to senior bondholders.
# Egypt
Egyptian ruler defends use of force as video emerges of woman being attacked by soldiers
Major General Adel Emara said the attack as an “isolated incident” and that the army has a duty to protect the state.
# Military
More than 440 wounded during clashes in Egypt
Military police have been shown in video footage dragging women by the hair, even stripping the shirt off one veiled woman, and ferociously beating, kicking and stomping on protesters.
# Person of the Year
Time Magazine's Person of the Year is.... The Protester
Time says that protesters across the Middle East, Europe and North America changed the world in 2011 – but who were the runners up?
# occupy
Protesters defy deadline at Occupy LA
The protesters have so far defied an order from the city’s mayor to move on from outside the City Hall, where they have been camped for the past two months.
# Occupy Sydney
Five arrested after police storm building taken over by Occupy Sydney protesters
Police used grinders to access an abandoned building in Sydney where up to 10 protesters had squatted as part of the Occupy Sydney protests.
# occupyslx
Tents at St Paul's Cathedral "were not empty"
A video filmed by Occupy London protesters claims to show that the thermal imaging camera used in Monday’s video could not detect the presence of people inside the tents.
# 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.
# Syria
Two killed as Syrian security forces fire on protesters
The killings come a day after the United States and its European allies called for President Bashar al-Assad to step down following five months of unrest.
# Egypt
Mubarak denies charges from his hospital bed in Cairo
Former Egyptian president Hosni Muburak could face the death penalty if convicted. Includes video which gauges the thoughts of people on the streets of Dublin…
# Syria
More than 1,000 Syrians refugees stream into Turkey fearing a massacre
After the Syrian authorities vowed ‘decisive’ action over the death of 120 troops, locals in the north of the country have fled for their lives ahead of gathering troops and government tanks.
# Greece
Protesters take over finance ministry in Athens
About 200 protesters have blockaded the entrance of the Athens finance ministry and hung a giant banner from the roof calling for a general strike – as Greece tries to wrap up tough international negotiations on new austerity measures.
# Bahrain
Funerals held for Bahrain protest victims as more demonstrations planned
Four people died on Thursday as anti-government protests are set to continue and the country’s royals pressurise international media according to reports.