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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Protests

This month
November 2023
Counter-protesters detained after clashes with Met Police as thousands gather for pro-Palestine march
The Metropolitan Police said there have been no incidents related to the pro-Palestine demonstration.
Braverman uses Northern Ireland example during criticism of pro-Palestine ‘hate marchers’
She characterised alleged reports that organisers of Saturday’s march were linked to Hamas as “disturbingly reminiscent of Ulster”.
Pro-Palestine demonstrations held in cities across Europe today
The most common message from all of these demonstrations has been a call for a ceasefire.
Last month
October 2023
Russia accuses Ukraine of playing a 'key role' in anti-Israel airport riot
Kyiv denounced the claim and said Moscow are trying to “shift responsibility” of the riot.
Major pro-Palestinian protests take place across UK and Ireland
Over 100,000 people took part in a rally in London City Centre.
France orders ban on all pro-Palestinian protests
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said that the demonstrations “are likely to generate disturbances to public order”.
This year
Policing Authority says it's 'concerned' over yesterday's protest outside Leinster House
The authority said that the Gardaí’s protection of the public’s right to protest should be equally as important as the safety of others at work.
Commissioner told 'credibility of gardaí at stake' as TD warns of potential 'Jo Cox moment'
TDs and senators have condemned yesterday’s protests, which saw politicians trapped in Leinster House.
There were a number of violent incidents throughout the day, and a total of thirteen people were detained by gardaí.
Justice Minister Helen McEntee said senior gardaí would meet with Oireachtas officials to discuss a security review.
Thirteen arrested as anti-immigration protesters threaten politicians outside Leinster House
Three people arrested after two protests disrupt Wimbledon action
Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass and criminal damage.
O'Gorman: 'Disturbing' that anti-immigration protesters are 'wrapping themselves in the tricolour'
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has described some recent protests outside asylum seeker accommodation as wrong.
Climate change protesters delay Shell AGM for over an hour trying to storm stage
The annual meeting was delayed more than an hour as protesters shouted, sang and chanted.
Climate activists turn Rome's Trevi Fountain black
Activists from the anti-climate change organisation Last Generation climbed into the landmark fountain and poured a vegetable-based carbon liquid into it.
Clare locals protesting housing of asylum seekers 'disappointed' at government response
The group say they will continue to protest “peacefully”.
'Horror' after Clare protesters board bus to conduct 'headcount of asylum seekers'
Protests have taken place at Magowna House hotel in Inch, Co Clare, after over 30 assylum seekers were moved into holiday homes there this week.
O'Gorman says Clare hotel 'has to be used' to house asylum seekers due to lack of accommodation
Tánaiste Micheál Martin told reporters this afternoon that the asylum seekers are “not a threat to society”.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court orders release of former PM Imran Khan
Supporters of the ex-cricketer were seen dancing near the court building to celebrate his release.
Rishi Sunak backs police powers used to arrest anti-monarchy protesters at coronation
He said it was right to give officers the ability to tackle ‘serious disruption’ despite concerns of a crackdown on the right to protest.
Thousands protest against French government's migration plans
The bill would make a minimum level of French a requirement for a multi-year residence permit and allows for mandatory fingerprinting.
Climate activists glue themselves to roads bringing traffic to a halt in Berlin
This morning there were more than 30 road blocks across the city, according to reports.
Tens of thousands protest in Israel against Netanyahu's planned judicial reforms
The mass protest comes just ahead of Israel’s landmark 75th anniversary celebration.
France's Macron signs controversial pension reform bill into law despite protests
Unions have called for a “tidal wave” of protests to oppose the plan to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.
French court approves parts of Macron’s unpopular plan to raise retirement age to 64
It paves the way for Macron to implement the unpopular changes that have sparked months of protests and strikes.
French court to decide on pension reform after months of protests
Some demonstrations have turned violent since Macron’s government forced the bill, which would raise pension age from 62 to 64, through parliament.
Poll: When did you last attend a protest?
A group of protesters have been staging regular protests outside the Russian embassy in Dublin since the country invaded Ukraine over a year ago.
Opinion: Ireland can play its part in helping people pushing for freedom in Iran
Colin Lee is an experienced humanitarian worker – he outlines the ways in which the Irish government can help the people of Iran.
'We haven't given up yet': Pension protests continue across France after talks end in deadlock
Protesters attacked one of French President Emmanuel Macron’s favourite restaurants today.
Hannah McCarthy: What type of democracy are Israelis actually fighting for?
In Tel Aviv, Hannah McCarthy speaks to Israelis who say they are worried about the future of their country.
Mullingar: Anti-migrant protests see allegations of 'intimidation' against refugees and locals
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
Protests over the use of a barracks in Mullingar have intensified over the past week even as protester numbers have fallen.
Protests against emergency refugee accommodation have led to locals, workers at the site and asylum seekers being followed and recorded.
There were also suggestions that an individual garda should be targeted following his policing of a protest.
Local and national groups supporting migrants have called the actions 'shameful' and 'disgusting'.
Moral panic 'fizzled out' of Dungarvan after gardaí arrested woman over alleged false statement
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
Disinformation experts say the town is a textbook example of how the far-right attempts to exploit incidents.
Rumours circulated in recent weeks claiming that attacks were carried out in the town centre by migrant men.
In an unusual statement, gardaí said they were not aware of "any alleged spate of attacks by foreign nationals” and arrested a woman alleging she had "knowingly made a false report" about an incident.
Eoghan Dalton reports from Dungarvan on how locals feel about their town being the latest to become the centre of a national issue.
Protester fighting for life after clashes during demonstration over water facilities in France
29 policemen also sustained injuries, two of them badly enough that they had to be hospitalised.
Violence erupts as thousands protest across France over Macron pension reform
The country’s interior minister said 123 members of the security forces had been injured and at least 80 people arrested.
French police ban pension protests opposite parliament
Emmanuel Macron’s government this week invoked a controversial executive power to force through the bill by decree.
Roads blocked and strikes escalated after Macron pushes through pension reform
More than 300 people were arrested following protests overnight.
Police clash with protesters in Paris as Macron forces through pension reform without vote
The move amounted to an admission that the French government lacked a majority to hike the retirement age from 62 to 64.
French citizens again protest against Macron’s planned pension age increase
The French president wants to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.
Donnacha Ó Beacháin: 'Young people are fighting to reverse Georgia’s authoritarian trajectory'
As protests erupt in Georgia, the DCU Professor of Politics says the country is at a crossroads but wants to lean into the West.
Police fire tear gas at demonstrators protesting over Greek rail crash that killed 57 people
15 people were arrested in Athens for violence related to the demonstrations.
Thousands protest in Georgia against 'foreign agents' bill after police clamp down
Last night, police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse the protesters.
Greece faces fresh strikes and protests over rail crash that killed 57 people
Public anger remains widespread over decades of government mismanagement of the rail network and a failure to pursue safety reforms.
Greek station master's court date delayed as protests continue over train crash
Thousands of protesters have demonstrated across the country since Tuesday’s collision which killed at least 57 people.