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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Activists

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# Occupation
Waterford activists stage 24-hour occupation of vacant property in city
The activists say they were inspired by recent occupations in Dublin.
# Housing Crisis
'It shows how angry people are': Occupation of inner-city terraced house enters second day
The occupation followed a protest on Dublin’s O’Connell Street yesterday evening.
# crackdown
Women's rights activists arrested ahead of Saudi driving ban lift
They were detained for “attempting to undermine the security and stability of the kingdom”.
# Home Sweet Home
Apollo House will soon be a thing of the past as demolition work begins
The office block on Dublin’s Tara Street is about to be torn down.
# deep cover
'These men were trained liars' - women duped into relationships with undercover police call for Irish inquiry
Activist “Lisa” was in a six-year relationship with undercover UK police officer Mark Kennedy before she exposed him in 2011.
# Ennis District Court
Lecturer charged with the criminal damage of US navy aircraft at Shannon
A second man was also accused of causing damage to the aircraft.
# Home Sweet Home
Apollo House occupation: One resident remains inside the building
The majority of residents and activists formally left the building this afternoon.
# Apollo mission
An office building is now being occupied by homeless activists in Sligo town
The location of the disused office building in the western town is as yet unknown.
# Activists
Drone to bring abortion pills across the border to Northern Ireland today
A number of pro-choice activists groups are involved in the flight.
# assaulting an officer
Bra-wearing men protest over Hong Kong 'breast assault' conviction
“We better watch out as one day police might accuse us of attacking with our penis or buttock.”
# contraception train
Activists take train to Belfast to get abortion pills - and say they plan to take them
Supporters are expected to meet the train returning from Belfast and hold a rally in Dublin.
# Italy
'Long and passionate' gay kiss labelled breach of the peace
‘The charges would be laughable if they didn’t reflect exactly the anti-gay sentiment the activists are fighting.’
# Egypt
Trial of human rights activist 'based on scant and dubious evidence'
Another female activist arrested after a protest in June is currently on hunger strike.
# The Pipe
'Shell can celebrate all they want, but the fight is by no means over'
The newly constructed tunnel has been mired in controversy as it will house the onshore section of the Corrib gas pipeline.
# Dublin
Activists occupy Bank of Ireland on O'Connell St
Gardaí are at the scene of the protest, which was organised by Occupy Dame Street.
# pissing tanker
Activist group fights public urination by attacking offenders with a water cannon
Tad extreme, but free handwashes all ’round.
# Front Line Defenders
Sean Penn to present human rights award in Dublin
The Hollywood actor will be jetting into the capital next week.
# nuclear nun
84-year-old nun among three jailed in US for breaking into 'Fort Knox of uranium'
Sister Megan Rice led her supporters in singing “Sacred the land, sacred the water, sacred the sky, holy and true” during sentencing.
# arctic 30
Greenpeace activist suspends from Eiffel Tower in protest
The stunt was to highlight the ongoing detention in Russia of Greenpeace activists.
# Greenpeace
Russia switches Greenpeace activists' charges from piracy to 'hooliganism'
The new charge – used against the members of Pussy Riot – carries a maximum sentence of seven years in a penal colony.
# Brazil
Brazil activists free 200 dogs used for drug tests
Most of the animals were said to have had their skins shaven.
# Russia
Greenpeace activists could face 15 years in Russian prison for piracy
The 30 activists from 18 countries have been detained since they scaled an oil platform in the Arctic last week.
# robbin' goods
Spanish 'Robin Hood' group steals school supplies to give to needy kids
The group of activists filled 10 trolleys with copy books, pens and dictionaries, and said it was a “symbolic act for equal opportunity”.
# France
Three Kurdish women activists shot dead in Paris hit
The French Interior Minister visited the scene and described the killings as “assassinations”.
# Syria
Car bomb in Syria kills at least 11 people
Over 160 people died in violence across the country yesterday, including 72 civilians.
# Syria
November bloodiest month for journalists in Syria: activists
Thirteen reporters and citizen journalists were killed, according to one activist group.
# Burma
Activists slam Myanmar amnesty ahead of Obama visit
Officials said 452 prisoners would walk free, but most or all of them appeared to be ordinary criminals rather than political prisoners.
# Syria
Syrian regime launches nationwide airstrikes
The death toll for what was supposed to be a four-day ceasefire exceeded 500.
# Fur Flying
Belarus releases two men on bail over teddy bear stunt
Stunt involved Swedish activists flying illegally into Belarus to drop soft toys carrying protest messages.
# Arab Spring
Bahrain activist jailed for three years
Nabeel Rajab was found guilty of taking part in illegal gatherings.
# Syria
Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed
Women and children have been sheltering in basements for days, according to activists.
# United Nations
VIDEO: Bomb strikes UN observer vehicle after attack on funeral
Activists say up to 20 people were killed when Syrian security forces opened fire on a funeral procession.
# Syria
Explosions rock north-western Syrian city Idlib
UN observers have visited the site of the bombings, according to Syrian state news.
# Arab Spring
Bahraini hunger striker granted retrial
Activist Abdulhadi Al Khawaja was sentenced by a military court to life in prison for plotting against the state.
# Syria
Reports of three intelligence officers killed in Syria
As monitors continue to visit parts of the unrest-stricken country, reports say that around 30 people died in Hama yesterday.
# Egypt
Egypt's military investigates activists including ex-Google executive
A dozen leading activists are being accused of inciting hatred against the military and trying to overthrow the government.
# Giving it socks
Packages of warm socks sent to North Koreans... by balloon
It’s hoped the socks will float over the border after being launched from South Korea earlier today.
# Egypt
Egypt bans 'virginity tests' by military rulers on women
The practice of the ‘tests’ had caused outrage among women and human rights groups.
# occupy
Occupy protesters allowed return to Zuccotti Park
The activists have received a court order allowing them to return to the park from which they were evicted in the early hours of this morning.
# Syria
Syrian security forces open fire on funeral, killing two
According to activists, President Bashar Assad’s troops shot dead two people at the funeral of Kurdish leader Mashaal Tammo today.