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# 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.

# demonstrations - Sunday 29 January, 2012

300 people arrested at Occupy protests in California

Demonstrators burned an American flag in a city hall after police fired tear gas and bean bags to disperse the crowds.

# demonstrations - Friday 27 January, 2012

Egyptians mark first anniversary of 'Friday of Rage'

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Tahrir Square today to demand an early transfer of power by the ruling military and the trial of generals for the killing of protesters.

# demonstrations - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Forum to reflect on Arab Spring on movement's first anniversary

The first anniversary of the Arab Spring movement that electrified the Middle East last year will be marked by a public forum in Dublin this Saturday.

# demonstrations - Monday 26 December, 2011

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011

Anti-government protests first broke out in Tunisia, before inspiring similar movements across the Middle East and bringing down leaders in Egypt and Libya.

# demonstrations - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Nine killed as soldiers storm Egypt's Tahrir protests

Young men and women were beaten and given electric shocks during the violent crackdown on anti-military demonstrations.

# demonstrations - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Turkey hits Syria with sanctions, freezes assets of Assad's regime

Turkey – Syria largest trading partner – has announced that it will apply a range of economic and financial sanctions on Syria over of its failure to cease its brutal eight-month crackdown on protesters.

# demonstrations - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Fresh 'evidence' brought against Bahraini medics, retrial adjourned

Prosecutors accusing 20 medics of inciting anti-government demonstrations in Bahrain have presented a range weapons – claiming that doctors, nurses and paramedics stockpiled them in a hospital to support violent protest.

# demonstrations - Monday 28 November, 2011

Kuwait to dissolve parliament - reports

Kuwait’s government is holding an emergency meeting today over increasing pressure from the public and the opposition – who are calling for the Prime Minister’s resignation.

# demonstrations - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

UN human rights committee condemns Syrian rights violations

Meanwhile, the severely mutilated body of a journalist has been discovered just one day after he was arrested while filming anti-government protests near Homs.

# demonstrations - Monday 21 November, 2011

Egypt: Protests enter third day, at least 13 dead

Violence has left at least 13 dead in Cairo, as protesters camp out in Tahrir Square to demand the country’s military facilitate a quicker transfer to civilian rule.

# demonstrations - Sunday 20 November, 2011

In photos, video: Hundreds injured in Tahrir Square clashes Egypt This post contains videos This post contains images

In photos, video: Hundreds injured in Tahrir Square clashes

Today marks the second day of violence between protesters and police in Cairo. Three people have died in today’s unrest, according to local doctors.

# demonstrations - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Turkey piles more pressure on Syria

Relations between the former allies are deteriorating rapidly, with Turkey’s Prime Minister saying the Syrian regime was balanced “on a knife-edge”.

# demonstrations - Sunday 13 November, 2011

Dozens of Occupy protesters arrested as movement defies eviction Occupy This post contains videos

Dozens of Occupy protesters arrested as movement defies eviction

Protesters in Oakland and Portland have been defying camp eviction orders, while over 40 demonstrators in Salt Lake City and Albany.

# demonstrations - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

UN says 3,500 dead so far in Syria uprising

Dozens have been killed since the brokering of a peace plan by the Arab League last week – and during a major Muslim holiday – the UN says.

# demonstrations - Sunday 6 November, 2011

Syrian troops kill 11 despite Arab League accord

Under the Arab League plan, Syria’s government agreed to pull tanks and armored vehicles out of cities, release political prisoners and allow journalists and rights groups into the country.

# demonstrations - Friday 4 November, 2011

Syrian forces continue to strike protesters despite deal to end violence

Activists say that nine anti-Assad regime protesters were killed by Syrian security forces today.

# demonstrations - Thursday 3 November, 2011

In pictures: Occupy Oakland protesters force banks, port to close Occupy Oakland This post contains images

In pictures: Occupy Oakland protesters force banks, port to close

After a largely peaceful protest yesterday, police and protesters involving in the Occupy Oakland movement clashed last night.

# demonstrations - Sunday 30 October, 2011

Men arrested near Occupy Dame Street camp overnight

Three men were arrested for public order offences last night – however eyewitnesses say they were not part of the protest.

# demonstrations - Thursday 27 October, 2011

Four killed in crackdown on anti-Assad dissent - report

Meanwhile, thousands marched in support of Assad’s regime today and Syria’s oil minister indicated international sanctions are impacting on sales.

# demonstrations - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Caption competition: Look who got left behind... Caption Competition

Caption competition: Look who got left behind...

Police cleared protesters from Oakland park yesterday morning – but one stood their ground.

# demonstrations - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

'Massive' strike to bring Greece to a standstill

A mass walk-out by workers has started in Greece, bringing the country’s corporate and public sectors to a halt ahead of a key vote in Parliament.

Author Naomi Wolf arrested at Occupy Wall Street protest

Police told protesters gathered outside a building to move as the owners “had a permit” to control the footpath – however Wolf argued that “public spaces and can’t be leased by private entities”.

# demonstrations - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

UK riots: Appeals of men jailed for 'encouraging disorder' rejected

Two men in their 20s who were jailed for four years each for encouraging criminal behaviour through Facebook – which never actually took place – have had their appeals rejected.

# demonstrations - Friday 14 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# demonstrations - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Union participation further boosts Occupy Wall Street protesters

Thousands are expected to march against what they see as corporate greed on the New York Stock Exchange and beyond.

# demonstrations - Monday 19 September, 2011

China: Factory shuts after hundreds protest over pollution

Hundreds of villagers staged demonstrations against a solar panel company in eastern China, saying that its factory was polluting the local environment.

# demonstrations - Monday 8 August, 2011

Kuwait recalls Syrian ambassador amid reports of fresh violence

Meanwhile, Kuwait also says that Gulf foreign ministers will meet soon to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria.

# demonstrations - Saturday 30 July, 2011

Syrian troops storm eastern city

Activists say anti-government protests are likely to escalate during the upcoming Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

# demonstrations - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Syrian army moves into Hama after massive demonstrations

Day 112 of the Syrian Revolution and Assad’s crackdown on the anti-government movement continues as tanks move on the city of Hama.

# demonstrations - Friday 1 July, 2011

Nine dead in Syria as biggest ever anti-Assad protests take place People Power This post contains videos This post contains images

Nine dead in Syria as biggest ever anti-Assad protests take place

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to streets all across Syria to protest against President Bashar al-Assad’s current regime.

# demonstrations - Saturday 18 June, 2011

Watch: Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees as unrest continues Syria This post contains videos

Watch: Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees as unrest continues

The US is weighing up whether President Assad can face war crimes charges over his government’s suppression of the unrest.

# demonstrations - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Thousands attend anti-nuclear rallies in Japan to mark earthquake and tsunami

The natural disasters sparked the world’s worst nuclear disaster in over 25 years, renewing a national debate on the safety of nuclear power.

# demonstrations - Sunday 27 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: the rising price of managing our banks, saturation coverage of the Moriarty findings, and the reason Dublin’s swans died.

# demonstrations - Saturday 19 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know: Japan pushes to restore Fukushima plant’s energy supply; gardaí continue to investigate after bodies found in Clare; and it looks like St Patrick was a step ahead of today’s health food culture.

# demonstrations - Wednesday 2 February, 2011

The Middle East protests: what has happened so far?

Egypt, Tunisia and other countries across the Arab world have been electrified by waves of protest recently as furious crowds demand an end to poverty and repression: read about the unrest that has broken out to date.