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# demonstrations - Yesterday’s News

Black Lives Matter protest still set to go ahead on Saturday after separate demonstration cancelled

A protest on Saturday is still scheduled to go ahead, despite concerns from health officials.

# demonstrations - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Hong Kong activists block routes to airport after violent clashes in metro station

Video footage yesterday showed police pepper spraying protesters in a train carriage.

# demonstrations - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Chaos at Hong Kong airport as riot police clash with pro-democracy protesters staging sit-in Mass Protests This post contains videos

Chaos at Hong Kong airport as riot police clash with pro-democracy protesters staging sit-in

Arrival and departure halls have once again been blocked by thousands of demonstrators.

# demonstrations - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Hong Kong police face brutality claims after violent clashes over extradition bill

Protesters were met yesterday with police officers who sprayed tear gas and fired rubber bullets.

# demonstrations - Thursday 6 June, 2019

'He's stupid, arrogant and vulgar': Thousands attend march against Trump visit in Dublin city centre

Various groups taking exception to the US President have turned out in force at Parnell Square.

# demonstrations - Saturday 30 March, 2019

3 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire as tens of thousands gather at Israel-Gaza border

Israel deployed several thousand troops along the border, with the anniversary coming at a sensitive time ahead of its 9 April elections.

# demonstrations - Saturday 22 December, 2018

22 people reportedly killed and several wounded in protests over rising cost of bread in Sudan

A government decision to raise the price of bread has sparked protests around the country.

# demonstrations - Sunday 2 September, 2018

18 people injured in Germany as rival protesters clash over immigration

Chemnitz has been in the spotlight after violent protests erupted over the fatal stabbing of a German man.

# demonstrations - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Thousands throng streets of Paris in protest against President Emmanuel Macron

The French president has been in power for a year, but not everyone is happy with his sweeping social reforms.

# demonstrations - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Iran warns protesters they will 'pay the price' after third night of mass demonstrations

Two people have been killed and dozens injured.

# demonstrations - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'The world is watching': Tear gas and arrests as Iran tries to crack down on protests

Counter demonstrations have been organised for today.

# demonstrations - Friday 2 September, 2016

Hundreds of thousands march against government in Venezuela

Demonstrators dressed in white marched in the east of the capital, yelling “Venezuela is hungry” and “This government is going to fall”.

# demonstrations - Friday 5 August, 2016

Black Lives Matter protesters are causing traffic chaos at Heathrow airport

Protesters have blocked the main road into the airport, Europe’s busiest, this morning.

# demonstrations - Friday 15 January, 2016

Demonstrations taking place around Ireland in solidarity with woman charged with taking abortion pills

The 21-year-old Co Down woman was charged with two offences regarding procuring the pills on Monday. If convicted she could face life in prison.

# demonstrations - Sunday 29 November, 2015

At least 100 arrested at Paris climate change protest

The UN Climate Summit begins on Monday morning and will run until Friday 11 December.

# demonstrations - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Almost 100 anti-water charges protests planned across the country

It is the second day of action by the Right2Water group.

# demonstrations - Monday 6 October, 2014

Protests dwindle as Hong Kong goes back to work

Schools have reopened and civil servants have returned to work today.

# demonstrations - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Thousands gather for defiant peace rally in Hong Kong

The city’s chief secretary has again urged them to leave.

# demonstrations - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

The Scotland independence vote is firing up Spain's Catalonia

Unlike Scotland, whose referendum was approved by the British government, the Catalan plan faces outright resistance from national leaders.

# demonstrations - Friday 23 May, 2014

Travelling to Thailand? Irish citizens advised to 'exercise extreme caution'

The Department of Foreign Affairs said there is a curfew from 10pm to 5am and Irish citizens should take extra care.

# demonstrations - Friday 16 May, 2014

Tear gas and rubber bullets used on protesters demonstrating against Brazil World Cup

Protesters said they wanted to draw attention to what they called a lack of investment to improve poor public services.

# demonstrations - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Another fatality in Kiev protests as minister warns peace efforts 'futile'

Protesters in Kiev are warning the conflict will escalate if President Viktor Yanukovych uses force to end the demonstrations.

# demonstrations - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Toilet brush becomes an unlikely protest symbol in Hamburg demonstrations

The unrest in the German city centres on the eviction of an anarchist community centre.

# demonstrations - Friday 30 August, 2013

US fast-food workers stage protests across 60 cities

The staff taking part in demonstrations are calling for pay of $15 an hour, double the federal minimum wage.

# demonstrations - Friday 21 June, 2013

Brazil leaders to meet as protests and violence gets out of hand

At least one protester was killed in Sao Paulo when a car rammed into a crowd of demonstrators.

# demonstrations - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Brazil officials reverse subway and bus fare hikes as thousands protest

People are protesting about poor public services and the money poured into soccer stadiums for the Confederations Cup and next year’s World Cup.

# demonstrations - Monday 17 June, 2013

'Protest is a good thing' say PSNI but Turkey unrest could mean smaller demos at G8 G8

'Protest is a good thing' say PSNI but Turkey unrest could mean smaller demos at G8

The PSNI have said initial indications are that there will not be large numbers of protesters descending on the summit at Lough Erne today.

# demonstrations - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Turkey protesters reject 'last warning' to evacuate park

“I’m making my last warning: mothers, fathers please withdraw your kids from there,” the Prime Minister said in a live television broadcast earlier.

# demonstrations - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Turkey PM suggests referendum to end Istanbul park protest

Erdogan says he is considering holding a referendum on plans to redevelop an Istanbul park that have sparked nationwide protests, in his first major concession in nearly two weeks of anti-government unrest.

# demonstrations - Monday 10 June, 2013

Turkish Prime Minister agrees to meet protest leaders

Despite the conciliatory gesture, Erdogan warned: “Illegal demonstrations will not be allowed anymore in Turkey.”

# demonstrations - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Explainer: What is going on in Turkey?

After five days of protests, two dead and now strike action by public sector workers, explores just what is happening in the country of 75 million people.

# demonstrations - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Pro life and pro choice abortion demos go head-to-head today

The two marches will be held at Merrion Square at 4.30pm in Dublin city centre.

# demonstrations - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Five million unemployed in Spain

It was the highest number of job seekers registered in Spain since current records began in 1996.

# demonstrations - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Greek protests erupt into violence ahead of austerity vote

More than 80,000 people took part in the anti-austerity protest in Athens ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote on new spending cuts.

# demonstrations - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Violence breaks out at Greek anti-austerity protest

Tens of thousands of people took to the street during the country’s second general strike in a month with shops closed and public services slowing down for 24 hours.

# demonstrations - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Protests expected as Angela Merkel visits Athens

Police will create a ‘safety zone’ for her meetings with the Prime Minister and President, aiming to keep demonstrators away.

# demonstrations - Friday 21 September, 2012

At least 15 dead in Pakistan after violent demonstrations

French embassies, consulates, cultural centres and schools were shut in 20 Muslim countries today amid fears they would be targeted by protests against a French magazine.

# demonstrations - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Putin signs law forcing some Russian NGOs to register as 'foreign agents'

Non-governmental groups receiving funding from abroad and engaging in political activity must register as foreign agents under the new law.

# demonstrations - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Occupy movement's anniversary event broken up by police Occupy This post contains videos

Occupy movement's anniversary event broken up by police

Occupy Wall Street protesters had gathered in Zuccotti Park yesterday before police raided the park, arresting demonstrators.

# demonstrations - Monday 6 February, 2012

Twenty years on: a timeline of the X case Irish Law This post contains images

Twenty years on: a timeline of the X case

On its 20th anniversary, takes a look back at one of the most controversial and closely-followed legal battles in Irish history.

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