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#Activists

# activists - Friday 7 September, 2018

Waterford activists stage 24-hour occupation of vacant property in city

The activists say they were inspired by recent occupations in Dublin.

# activists - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'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.

# activists - Saturday 19 May, 2018

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”.

# activists - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

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.

# activists - Saturday 6 May, 2017

'These men were trained liars' - women duped into relationships with undercover police call for Irish inquiry Deep Cover This post contains videos

'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.

# activists - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Lecturer charged with the criminal damage of US navy aircraft at Shannon

A second man was also accused of causing damage to the aircraft.

# activists - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Apollo House occupation: One resident remains inside the building

The majority of residents and activists formally left the building this afternoon.

# activists - Thursday 22 December, 2016

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 - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Drone to bring abortion pills across the border to Northern Ireland today

A number of pro-choice activists groups are involved in the flight.

# activists - Monday 3 August, 2015

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.”

# activists - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

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.

# activists - Thursday 23 October, 2014

'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.’

# activists - Saturday 13 September, 2014

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.

# activists - Friday 23 May, 2014

'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.

# activists - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Activists occupy Bank of Ireland on O'Connell St

Gardaí are at the scene of the protest, which was organised by Occupy Dame Street.

# activists - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Activist group fights public urination by attacking offenders with a water cannon Pissing Tanker

Activist group fights public urination by attacking offenders with a water cannon

Tad extreme, but free handwashes all ’round.

# activists - Friday 28 February, 2014

Sean Penn to present human rights award in Dublin

The Hollywood actor will be jetting into the capital next week.

# activists - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

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.

# activists - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Greenpeace activist suspends from Eiffel Tower in protest

The stunt was to highlight the ongoing detention in Russia of Greenpeace activists.

# activists - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

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.

# activists - Friday 18 October, 2013

Brazil activists free 200 dogs used for drug tests

Most of the animals were said to have had their skins shaven.

# activists - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

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.

# activists - Friday 30 August, 2013

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”.

# activists - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Three Kurdish women activists shot dead in Paris hit

The French Interior Minister visited the scene and described the killings as “assassinations”.

# activists - Friday 4 January, 2013

Car bomb in Syria kills at least 11 people

Over 160 people died in violence across the country yesterday, including 72 civilians.

# activists - Friday 30 November, 2012

November bloodiest month for journalists in Syria: activists

Thirteen reporters and citizen journalists were killed, according to one activist group.

# activists - Thursday 15 November, 2012

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.

# activists - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Syrian regime launches nationwide airstrikes

The death toll for what was supposed to be a four-day ceasefire exceeded 500.

# activists - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Belarus releases two men on bail over teddy bear stunt Fur Flying This post contains videos

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.

# activists - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Bahrain activist jailed for three years

Nabeel Rajab was found guilty of taking part in illegal gatherings.

# activists - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed

Women and children have been sheltering in basements for days, according to activists.

# activists - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

VIDEO: Bomb strikes UN observer vehicle after attack on funeral United Nations This post contains videos

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.

# activists - Monday 30 April, 2012

Explosions rock north-western Syrian city Idlib

UN observers have visited the site of the bombings, according to Syrian state news.

Bahraini hunger striker granted retrial

Activist Abdulhadi Al Khawaja was sentenced by a military court to life in prison for plotting against the state.

# activists - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

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.

# activists - Thursday 8 March, 2012

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.

# activists - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Packages of warm socks sent to North Koreans... by balloon Giving It Socks This post contains images

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.

# activists - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

Egypt bans 'virginity tests' by military rulers on women

The practice of the ‘tests’ had caused outrage among women and human rights groups.

# activists - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

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.

# activists - Saturday 8 October, 2011

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.

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