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#Protest

From TheJournal.ie Highest number of human rights activists on record killed in 2018 Frontline

Highest number of human rights activists on record killed in 2018

In total 321 people in 27 countries were targeted and killed for their work.

From TheJournal.ie 'People are being shot dead and no one is saying a thing': Sudanese community in Ireland protest government violence Food Shortages

'People are being shot dead and no one is saying a thing': Sudanese community in Ireland protest government violence

Up to 40 people have been killed in violent protests in Sudan in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Port Tunnel reopens after being blocked by 'yellow vest' protesters Gilets Jaunes

Port Tunnel reopens after being blocked by 'yellow vest' protesters

The tunnel has since reopened.

From TheJournal.ie Union says KBC staff 'extremely upset and stressed' by recent incidents Security

Union says KBC staff 'extremely upset and stressed' by recent incidents

KBC Ireland said it is taking additional measures to ensure the safety of its staff.

From TheJournal.ie Hungarian state broadcaster hit by wave of protests Budapest

Hungarian state broadcaster hit by wave of protests

Several thousand demonstrators gathered to protest a controversial new labour law.

From TheJournal.ie 'For us, this is nonsense': Yellow vest protesters slam Macron's 'crumbs' speech Minimum Wage

'For us, this is nonsense': Yellow vest protesters slam Macron's 'crumbs' speech

After three weeks of large scale protests, Macron announced last night that the minimum wage would be increased.

From TheJournal.ie Tourist sites closed and 8,000 police officers deployed to prevent repeat of 'yellow vest' riot Paris

Tourist sites closed and 8,000 police officers deployed to prevent repeat of 'yellow vest' riot

A number of tourist sites will be closed in Paris today ahead of more demonstrations.

From TheJournal.ie The yellow vests: Dozens block fuel depot as PM to meet with protesters France

The yellow vests: Dozens block fuel depot as PM to meet with protesters

Around 1,000 students shouting “Macron resign!” demonstrated in the city of Nice today – some wearing high-vis jackets.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Who are France's 'yellow vest' protesters and what are they looking for? Forgotten Middle Class

Explainer: Who are France's 'yellow vest' protesters and what are they looking for?

Protesters have called for another demonstration to take place on the Champs-Elysees today.

From TheJournal.ie 'We want to send a clear message': Thousands expected to take part in Dublin housing protest today Protest

'We want to send a clear message': Thousands expected to take part in Dublin housing protest today

Today’s protest coincides with the anniversary of Jonathan Corrie who died near the Dáil four years ago.

From The42 Boca Juniors go on strike over Copa Libertadores final Protest

Boca Juniors go on strike over Copa Libertadores final

No decision has been made on a date or venue for the second leg of a clash with River Plate.

From TheJournal.ie Paris police use tear gas and water cannon on anti-Macron tax protesters En Marche

Paris police use tear gas and water cannon on anti-Macron tax protesters

Tens of thousands are expected on the streets of Paris today to protest against rising fuel prices and tax measures.

From TheJournal.ie 'People are sick and tired': Grassroots groups hold day of action ahead of housing protest next month Housing Crisis

'People are sick and tired': Grassroots groups hold day of action ahead of housing protest next month

Since the summer, the country has seen a rise in housing activists taking action to raise awareness over housing issues.

From TheJournal.ie 'Clothes are not consent': Thongs hung up at Spire to protest use of clothing as rape trial evidence Protest

'Clothes are not consent': Thongs hung up at Spire to protest use of clothing as rape trial evidence

The protest was organised by ROSA and Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Ruth Coppinger.

From TheJournal.ie Campaigners claim half a million marched in London to call for new Brexit vote Brexit Backtrack

Campaigners claim half a million marched in London to call for new Brexit vote

If accurate, it would make it the largest demonstration since the protest against the Iraq war in 2003.

From TheJournal.ie OPINION: Oisín Coulter of Take Back the City says the housing crisis is not a natural disaster Opinion This post contains videos

OPINION: Oisín Coulter of Take Back the City says the housing crisis is not a natural disaster

The Take Back the City activist tells us the group’s main aims and offers potential solutions to the current housing crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Owners of Dublin building occupied by protesters say it is 'not safe' Take Back The City

Owners of Dublin building occupied by protesters say it is 'not safe'

The building at Belvedere Place was occupied on 8 September.

From TheJournal.ie Take Back the City protesters on why they've taken to the streets Take Back The City

Take Back the City protesters on why they've taken to the streets

Activists cite rent, gentrification and community as reasons for joining the movement.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a weird side-effect': Activist hopes PigeonGate video will bring attention to housing movement Take Back The City

'It's a weird side-effect': Activist hopes PigeonGate video will bring attention to housing movement

Footage shared at the weekend showed one man abusing the protesters and another in his group threw a pigeon head at them.

From TheJournal.ie 'Compliments and commendations don't put meals on tables': Defence Forces families march on Leinster House Living Wage

'Compliments and commendations don't put meals on tables': Defence Forces families march on Leinster House

The government insists work is under way to address pay and conditions of Defence Forces personnel.

From TheJournal.ie 'Give our defence forces a living wage': Why I'm marching on the Dáil today Column

'Give our defence forces a living wage': Why I'm marching on the Dáil today

Dr Tom Clonan outlines his reasons for protesting at Leinster House today.

From TheJournal.ie Postmasters to march on the Dáil over closure of 159 Post Offices Postmasters Protest

Postmasters to march on the Dáil over closure of 159 Post Offices

Postmasters are accusing An Post of ripping the economic heart out of rural Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Justice minister supports legislation to ban photographing gardaí in the course of their duties No Photos Please

Justice minister supports legislation to ban photographing gardaí in the course of their duties

Charlie Flanagan said gardaí are “the bulwark between civilised society and a breakdown in law and order”.

From TheJournal.ie Labour's Brendan Howlin says Take Back The City is something 'he wouldn't be associated with' Not The Solution

Labour's Brendan Howlin says Take Back The City is something 'he wouldn't be associated with'

Howlin yesterday faced down members of his own party at Labour’s think-in in Drogheda.

From TheJournal.ie Commissioner says form of garda attire at North Frederick Street protest 'was not correct' Balaclavas

Commissioner says form of garda attire at North Frederick Street protest 'was not correct'

Leo Varadkar defended the actions of gardaí and the decision to cover their faces.

From TheJournal.ie Housing activists block traffic in Dublin during sit-down protest against Frederick Street eviction Take Back The City

Housing activists block traffic in Dublin during sit-down protest against Frederick Street eviction

Hundreds gathered to protest the eviction of a group from a vacant property in North Fredrick Street.

From TheJournal.ie 'Your daddy is a horrible person': Protesters criticised for shouting at Jacob Rees-Mogg's children Protest

'Your daddy is a horrible person': Protesters criticised for shouting at Jacob Rees-Mogg's children

A video uploaded to Facebook yesterday showed protesters outside the pro-Brexit MP’s home.

From The42 'Wow, NFL first game ratings are way down' - Kneeling protests resume as Trump warns of ratings fall Protest

'Wow, NFL first game ratings are way down' - Kneeling protests resume as Trump warns of ratings fall

Miami Dolphins’ Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson kneeled during the anthem, while Robert Quinn raised a fist.

From The42 Man United fans pay for anti-Woodward banner to fly over Turf Moor Protest

Man United fans pay for anti-Woodward banner to fly over Turf Moor

“Ed Woodward a specialist in failure,” it read.

From TheJournal.ie Giant balloon of London mayor in bikini flies over London 'in retaliation' to 'Trump Baby' Sadiq Khan

Giant balloon of London mayor in bikini flies over London 'in retaliation' to 'Trump Baby'

It follows activists flying a giant balloon depicting US President Donald Trump as a baby during protests in July against his UK visit.

From TheJournal.ie Merkel says 'hate in the streets' has no place in Germany following violent far-right rally Chemnitz

Merkel says 'hate in the streets' has no place in Germany following violent far-right rally

At least 20 people were injured yesterday during a far-right rally in the Germany city of Chemnitz.

From TheJournal.ie Several injured in German far-right rally after knife killing sparks further violence Chemnitz

Several injured in German far-right rally after knife killing sparks further violence

Hundreds of riot police separated the noisy crowd from more than 1,000 anti-fascist counter-protesters.

From TheJournal.ie Palestinian border protesters shot dead by Israeli troops Clashes

Palestinian border protesters shot dead by Israeli troops

At least 171 Gazans have been killed by Israeli fire since late March.

From TheJournal.ie 'Summerhill was the tip of the iceberg': Housing activists take over second property in Dublin Occupation

'Summerhill was the tip of the iceberg': Housing activists take over second property in Dublin

Activists are now occupying 34 North Frederick Street in Dublin’s north inner city.

From TheJournal.ie Activists occupying vacant property in Dublin 'still committed to action' despite a legal threat Summerhill

Activists occupying vacant property in Dublin 'still committed to action' despite a legal threat

A number of housing groups have occupied 35 Summerhill Parade since last Wednesday evening.

From The42 NFL players have come up with a new way to protest during the anthem Won't Back Down

NFL players have come up with a new way to protest during the anthem

A number of players raised their fists in protest during the exhibition games, while some continued to take a knee.

From TheJournal.ie 'It shows how angry people are': Occupation of inner-city terraced house enters second day Housing Crisis

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Gun traders say regulations are 'driving law-abiding dealers out of business' Protest

Gun traders say regulations are 'driving law-abiding dealers out of business'

A protest is due to take place outside garda headquarters in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie One of Macron's bodyguards is being investigated for beating a protester Strike

One of Macron's bodyguards is being investigated for beating a protester

A probe has begun into possible charges of violence by a public official, and of pretending to be a policeman.

From TheJournal.ie Stand-off between gardaí and locals at protest against clinic which 'treats sex offenders' Sallynoggin

Stand-off between gardaí and locals at protest against clinic which 'treats sex offenders'

The gates to the clinic were shut with bike locks, which had to be removed by gardaí.

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