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# Protests

Yesterday
1st February 2023
# Demonstrations
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”.
# Roderic O'Gorman
Minister: 'No level of consultation' would change views of some on housing asylum seekers
Minister Roderic O’Gorman also expressed concern about the impact of some ‘untrue, online rumours’.
This week
29th January 2023 - 2nd February 2023
# macron
France braces for new strikes against pension age increase
Around 1.1 million people took to the streets for the first strike day on 19 January and police expect a similar number tomorrow.
# Gardaí
Calls for protest 'exclusion zones' following sharp rise in number of Dublin demonstrations
64 protests have been policed in Dublin so far this month compared to 307 protests in all of last year.
# France
French PM says pension age hike 'non-negotiable' as strikes loom
France’s current retirement age of 62 is set to be increase to 64.
# tyre nichols
Memphis disbands police unit after video of Tyre Nichols assault sparks outrage
The five police officers who participated in the beating stand accused of second-degree murder.
Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Caroline Conroy
Mansion House security review to take place after Lord Mayor concerned for safety during protest
“I kind of feel a bit exposed at the moment with all that’s going on,” Caroline Conway said.
# Unsettled
'Not for sale' - Everton's majority shareholder not walking away despite fan fury
Farhad Moshiri say he us staying with the crisis-ridden Premier League club.
Last month
January 2023
# Refugees
Pro-refugee demonstrations take place across Dublin
The demonstrations come after months of protests against refugees and migrants.
Voices
Lynn Ruane: In all my years of community work I've never met the ones 'fighting for Ireland'
The independent senator takes the narrative of the Far Right to task and asks them just how much they truly care for communities in Ireland.
# Paris
France prepares for 'hellish' day of protests over controversial pension reform
The changes would raise the retirement age for most people from 62 to 64 and increase the years of contributions required for a full pension.
# Gino Kenny
Dublin TD says protesters told him 'they will come to my home and burn it down'
The People Before Profit deputy said he would not be intimidated by the threats.
# Peru
Peru braces for new rally in Lima against President Boluarte despite state of emergency
At least 42 people have died in five weeks of clashes between protesters and security forces.
# Lima
Peru declares state of emergency in capital following severe protests
A state of emergency will be in effect for 30 days in response to the weeks-long protests which have killed 42.
# Drimnagh
Drimnagh is latest Dublin community to form group to 'support inclusion' after protests
Drimnagh For All is aiming to push back against misinformation and to hold events in the area for locals.
# Protests
'We must reclaim the streets from the far-right': Ballymun planning events to welcome refugees
Members of the far-right are “preying” on fears of some local people in Ballymun, a People Before Profit activist has said.
# Ballymun
Housing Minister 'disturbed' by anti-refugee protests in Ballymun over the weekend
Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy said that the protests were “embarrassing” and “upsetting”.
# Mahsa Amini
Iran sentences three more to death over Amini protests
The Islamic republic has been rocked by civil unrest since the 16 September death of Mahsa Amini.
# factcheck
Debunked: No, refugees are not still being housed at a school in Drimnagh
A number of social media posts incorrectly claimed that pupils may not be able to return to the school today, prompting protests.
# climate action
Extinction Rebellion ‘to temporarily shift away from public disruption’ tactics
Activists have gained notoriety for blockading train lines, airports and roads, causing chaos for commuters.
Last year
2022
# Mahsa Amini
Iran's President vows 'no mercy' for 'hostile' protest movement
Protests were triggered by the 16 September death of Mahsa Amini.
# Tehran
Iran ousted from UN women's rights body over protest crackdown
The US led the campaign for Iran’s removal.
# Iran
A doctor, rap artists and footballer among those facing death penalty in Iran
Iran has already executed two men who were detained and convicted amid nationwide protests challenging the country’s theocracy.
# Protests
More Iranians at imminent risk of execution, according to human rights groups
The protests have lasted almost three months, having been sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini.
# Protests
International outcry of 'inhumanity' as Iran carries out execution over Amini protests
Mohsen Shekari had been convicted and sentenced to death for blocking a street and wounding a paramilitary.
# Iran
Iran carries out first known execution over Mahsa Amini protests
Demonstrations have swept Iran for nearly three months since Amini died after her arrest by the morality police.
# USA
'No Killer Robots': San Francisco pauses deadly police robot policy amid public outcry
The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to explicitly ban the use of robots for fatal force for now.
Voices
Opinion: China's zero-covid policy tightens its perfect dictatorship
Human rights lawyer and professor Teng Biao looks at the recent protests in China and asks if it’s the beginning of a new wave of resistance.
Voices
Opinion: The poor state of public services in Ireland is not the fault of refugees
Fellipe Lopes is a filmmaker and activist who works with the Immigrant Council of Ireland – he says we must work together to help all refugees.
# Protests
Fresh clashes in south China over Covid lockdowns as authorities warn of 'crackdown'
Anger over China’s zero-Covid policies has been the trigger for the protests.
# Iran
Ireland’s Tehran embassy reopening ‘under review’, says Coveney
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said it “makes sense” to have an embassy in the Iranian capital, despite concerns.
# China
Chinese police arrest protestors and BBC journalist as anti-lockdown protests erupt
Large crowds gathered in Shanghai to protest
# China
Hundreds take to streets in China as opposition to government's zero-Covid policy mounts
China is the last major economy wedded to a zero-Covid strategy.
# supreme leader
Iran arrests niece of leader Ayatollah Khamenei after condemning regime, brother claims
Farideh Moradkhani’s brother has said she was arrested for criticising her uncle’s regime
# just stop oil
Met Police ‘fully prepared’ to counter further Just Stop Oil protests ahead of Christmas
The group has been using civil resistance and direct action as part of its campaign to stop future gas and oil projects.
# Human Rights
UN human rights council eyes investigation of Iran's crackdown on protests
Over 360 people, including 47 children, have been killed in the crackdown according to human rights groups
# hijab
Iran arrests two top actors who removed headscarves, state media reports
Iran’s clerical leadership has been shaken by more than two months of women-led demonstrations
# factcheck
FactCheck: Iranian protesters have been arrested & killed, but 15,000 aren't sentenced to death
Justin Trudeau helped spread the claim, but later deleted his tweet.
# Protests
Iran issues first death sentence for Mahsa Amini 'riots'
Dozens of people, mainly demonstrators but also security personnel, have been killed during the protests
# Protests
'People are in real crisis': Cost-of-living protests take place across the country
The Cost of Living Coalition said the protests will ‘send a clear message that the budget is not enough’.