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#Activists

# activists - Friday 7 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 7th 2018, 1:20 PM 16,427 Views 89 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'It shows how angry people are': Occupation of inner-city terraced house enters second day

Aug 8th 2018, 4:28 PM 31,845 Views 179 Comments

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
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Women's rights activists arrested ahead of Saudi driving ban lift

May 19th 2018, 3:37 PM 15,404 Views 52 Comments

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
# Home Sweet Home
# Home Sweet Home

Apollo House will soon be a thing of the past as demolition work begins

Feb 14th 2018, 1:40 PM 11,113 Views 23 Comments

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
# Deep Cover

'These men were trained liars' - women duped into relationships with undercover police call for Irish inquiry

May 6th 2017, 9:30 PM 90,533 Views 44 Comments

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
# Ennis District Court
# Ennis District Court

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

Apr 26th 2017, 5:49 PM 18,831 Views 0 Comments

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
# Home Sweet Home
# Home Sweet Home

Apollo House occupation: One resident remains inside the building

Jan 12th 2017, 3:45 PM 69,166 Views 184 Comments

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
# Apollo Mission
# Apollo Mission

An office building is now being occupied by homeless activists in Sligo town

Dec 22nd 2016, 12:22 PM 27,721 Views 107 Comments

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
# Activists
# Activists

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

Jun 21st 2016, 8:56 AM 21,096 Views 124 Comments

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
# Assaulting An Officer
# Assaulting An Officer

Bra-wearing men protest over Hong Kong 'breast assault' conviction

Aug 3rd 2015, 11:51 AM 21,101 Views 35 Comments

“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
# Contraception Train
# Contraception Train

Activists take train to Belfast to get abortion pills - and say they plan to take them

Oct 28th 2014, 6:45 AM 14,838 Views 137 Comments

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
# Italy
# Italy

'Long and passionate' gay kiss labelled breach of the peace

Oct 23rd 2014, 7:41 PM 18,322 Views 76 Comments

‘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'
# Egypt
# Egypt

Trial of human rights activist 'based on scant and dubious evidence'

Sep 13th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,142 Views 4 Comments

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 Pipe
# The Pipe

'Shell can celebrate all they want, but the fight is by no means over'

May 23rd 2014, 11:13 AM 21,229 Views 105 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

Activists occupy Bank of Ireland on O'Connell St

May 22nd 2014, 6:03 PM 24,637 Views 104 Comments

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

# activists - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

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

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

May 7th 2014, 9:16 AM 12,465 Views 17 Comments

Tad extreme, but free handwashes all ’round.

# activists - Friday 28 February, 2014

Sean Penn to present human rights award in Dublin
# Front Line Defenders
# Front Line Defenders

Sean Penn to present human rights award in Dublin

Feb 28th 2014, 7:15 AM 7,511 Views 12 Comments

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'
# Nuclear Nun
# Nuclear Nun

84-year-old nun among three jailed in US for breaking into 'Fort Knox of uranium'

Feb 19th 2014, 10:05 AM 10,690 Views 51 Comments

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
# Arctic 30
# Arctic 30

Greenpeace activist suspends from Eiffel Tower in protest

Oct 26th 2013, 6:30 PM 10,866 Views 18 Comments

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'
# Greenpeace
# Greenpeace

Russia switches Greenpeace activists' charges from piracy to 'hooliganism'

Oct 23rd 2013, 9:51 PM 5,162 Views 14 Comments

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
# Brazil
# Brazil

Brazil activists free 200 dogs used for drug tests

Oct 18th 2013, 7:32 PM 16,496 Views 80 Comments

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
# Russia
# Russia

Greenpeace activists could face 15 years in Russian prison for piracy

Sep 25th 2013, 7:58 AM 4,453 Views 35 Comments

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
# Robbin' Goods
# Robbin' Goods

Spanish 'Robin Hood' group steals school supplies to give to needy kids

Aug 30th 2013, 6:09 PM 9,082 Views 30 Comments

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
# France
# France

Three Kurdish women activists shot dead in Paris hit

Jan 10th 2013, 10:57 AM 7,801 Views 25 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Car bomb in Syria kills at least 11 people

Jan 4th 2013, 10:31 AM 1,809 Views 11 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

November bloodiest month for journalists in Syria: activists

Nov 30th 2012, 7:59 PM 2,331 Views 2 Comments

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
# Burma
# Burma

Activists slam Myanmar amnesty ahead of Obama visit

Nov 15th 2012, 3:39 PM 3,201 Views 1 Comment

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
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian regime launches nationwide airstrikes

Oct 30th 2012, 9:20 AM 2,526 Views 10 Comments

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
# Fur Flying

Belarus releases two men on bail over teddy bear stunt

Aug 18th 2012, 3:40 PM 5,117 Views 1 Comment

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
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Bahrain activist jailed for three years

Aug 16th 2012, 11:08 AM 1,900 Views 8 Comments

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

# activists - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed

Jun 10th 2012, 5:47 PM 1,031 Views 2 Comments

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
# United Nations

VIDEO: Bomb strikes UN observer vehicle after attack on funeral

May 15th 2012, 7:25 PM 1,835 Views 3 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Explosions rock north-western Syrian city Idlib

Apr 30th 2012, 1:24 PM 639 Views 0 Comments

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

Bahraini hunger striker granted retrial
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Bahraini hunger striker granted retrial

Apr 30th 2012, 11:39 AM 1,034 Views 1 Comment

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
# Syria
# Syria

Reports of three intelligence officers killed in Syria

Apr 24th 2012, 12:58 PM 734 Views 0 Comments

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
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt's military investigates activists including ex-Google executive

Mar 8th 2012, 7:31 PM 1,140 Views 1 Comment

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
# Giving It Socks

Packages of warm socks sent to North Koreans... by balloon

Jan 28th 2012, 1:56 PM 3,448 Views 10 Comments

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
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt bans 'virginity tests' by military rulers on women

Dec 27th 2011, 5:54 PM 5,289 Views 16 Comments

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
# Occupy
# Occupy

Occupy protesters allowed return to Zuccotti Park

Nov 15th 2011, 3:34 PM 1,255 Views 25 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian security forces open fire on funeral, killing two

Oct 8th 2011, 12:03 PM 137 Views 1 Comment

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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