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#Protests

From TheJournal.ie A mysterious brain fever linked to lychees has killed over 100 children in India Bihar
From TheJournal.ie Tens of thousands hit Hong Kong streets in anger at extradition law EXTRADITION BILL

Tens of thousands hit Hong Kong streets in anger at extradition law

Protesters are calling for the city’s leader Carrie Lam to step down; Lam apologised again today.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong leader suspends divisive extradition bill ahead of further protests Carrie Lam

Hong Kong leader suspends divisive extradition bill ahead of further protests

More mass protests are expected today, forcing politicians to consider putting the bill on hold to “cool citizens down”.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong police face brutality claims after violent clashes over extradition bill Protests

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.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is the extradition bill in Hong Kong and why are hundreds of thousands of people protesting against it? China

Explainer: What is the extradition bill in Hong Kong and why are hundreds of thousands of people protesting against it?

In the biggest mass demonstration in years, protesters were met with police officers who sprayed tear gas and fired rubber bullets this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'He's stupid, arrogant and vulgar': Thousands attend march against Trump visit in Dublin city centre Trump In Ireland

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Trump for Taoiseach': Rival protest groups greet President ... well out of view of the President The Trump Divide

'Trump for Taoiseach': Rival protest groups greet President ... well out of view of the President

A pro-Trump demonstration was dwarfed by a much larger ‘anti’ one on the outskirts of Shannon.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach has no plans to beef up security for ministers after protests at their homes Home Security

Taoiseach has no plans to beef up security for ministers after protests at their homes

Leo Varadkar says he has not added any extra security after protests at his home.

From TheJournal.ie 'Extinction Rebellion': London climate change protests enter fourth day Civil Disobedience

'Extinction Rebellion': London climate change protests enter fourth day

428 people have now been arrested in the UK capital.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's happening in Sudan? Sudan

Explainer: What's happening in Sudan?

The country’s president Omar-al-Bashir was removed from power and detained by the army yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 3 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire as tens of thousands gather at Israel-Gaza border Conflict

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.

From TheJournal.ie French yellow vests stage 20th week of protests as banks call for end for violence Gilets Jaunes

French yellow vests stage 20th week of protests as banks call for end for violence

The demonstrations began in November of last year.

From TheJournal.ie Paris police chief fired following yellow vest riots on Champs-Elysées Paris

Paris police chief fired following yellow vest riots on Champs-Elysées

About 5,000 police were deployed in the capital on Saturday to deal with the protests.

From TheJournal.ie Yellow Vest protester's hand 'blown off' during violent clashes in Paris Grenade

Yellow Vest protester's hand 'blown off' during violent clashes in Paris

Witnesses said the injured man was photographing the protest.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands march in Paris 'yellow vest' protest to rally against alleged police violence March For The Injured

Thousands march in Paris 'yellow vest' protest to rally against alleged police violence

A police estimate put the turn-out at 10,500 in Paris.

From TheJournal.ie Pressure on Maduro as self-declared president calls for 'biggest march in history of Venezuela' Venezuela

Pressure on Maduro as self-declared president calls for 'biggest march in history of Venezuela'

Tomorrow’s rally coincides with the 20th anniversary of Maduro’s predecessor Hugo Chavez.

From TheJournal.ie Two men are claiming to be president of Venezuela, so what exactly is going on? Explainer

Two men are claiming to be president of Venezuela, so what exactly is going on?

The current political crisis has been years in the making.

From TheJournal.ie Venezuela's opposition leader declares himself president amid anti-Maduro clashes Juan Guaido

Venezuela's opposition leader declares himself president amid anti-Maduro clashes

US President Donald Trump acknowledged the “interim leader” and called on Nicolas Maduro to resign.

From TheJournal.ie French yellow vests hit back at Macron's debate attempts with 10th weekend of protests YELLOW VESTS

French yellow vests hit back at Macron's debate attempts with 10th weekend of protests

In Paris, several thousand people marched peacefully through the Left Bank in freezing temperatures.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial 'McJesus' sculpture causes outrage and protests by Israeli Christians Ronald McDonald

Controversial 'McJesus' sculpture causes outrage and protests by Israeli Christians

Hundreds of Christians have called for the for the removal of the sculpture.

From TheJournal.ie 'Macron out': Tens of thousands of 'yellow vest' protesters march in France Riot Police

'Macron out': Tens of thousands of 'yellow vest' protesters march in France

Officials have vowed zero tolerance for the violence that has marred the weekly protests since they began two months ago.

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 Macron appeals for 'order' after yet more violence sees police officers attacked in Paris YELLOW VESTS

Macron appeals for 'order' after yet more violence sees police officers attacked in Paris

In one incident, a group of three officers were forced to make a hasty escape after coming under attack on the Champs-Elysees.

From The42 'There's no way that's random' - Kaepernick ally Reid takes aim at NFL after seventh drug test Pattern

'There's no way that's random' - Kaepernick ally Reid takes aim at NFL after seventh drug test

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid took a knee alongside Colin Kaepernick when they were team-mates at the San Francisco 49ers.

From TheJournal.ie France set for more 'yellow vest' protests despite Macron concessions Protests

France set for more 'yellow vest' protests despite Macron concessions

In a bid to end the protests, Macron has cancelled the planned fuel tax hikes and offered a rise in the minimum wage.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,700 arrested in latest 'yellow vest' protests in France Protests

Over 1,700 arrested in latest 'yellow vest' protests in France

Protesters set fire to cars, burned barricades and smashed windows in pockets of violence across the city.

From TheJournal.ie Charlottesville protests: Man (21) who drove into crowd found guilty of murdering woman James Alex Fields Jr

Charlottesville protests: Man (21) who drove into crowd found guilty of murdering woman

James Fields has been convicted of the first degree murder of Heather Heyer.

From TheJournal.ie Irish in Paris urged to take caution and avoid certain areas as city braced for further protests DFA

Irish in Paris urged to take caution and avoid certain areas as city braced for further protests

The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory to citizens in France.

From TheJournal.ie French government scraps all plans to hike fuel taxes following fierce protests YELLOW VESTS

French government scraps all plans to hike fuel taxes following fierce protests

Many of the “yellow vest” protesters have called for new protesters on Saturday

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It is not just about petrol prices - years of austerity in France caused violent protests Opinion

Opinion: It is not just about petrol prices - years of austerity in France caused violent protests

The French are practical people and they tightened their belts as much as they could until eventually they couldn’t survive, writes Renaud Beranger.

From TheJournal.ie Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests? Blasphemy

Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests?

There have been calls for the Pakistani woman to be offered asylum, including in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: London bridges reopen after 85 people arrested over climate change protests Emissions

Photos: London bridges reopen after 85 people arrested over climate change protests

Hundreds of protesters blocked bridges across the UK capital today.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie 'Trump is not above the law': Protesters across US call for Russia probe to be protected Jeff Sessions

'Trump is not above the law': Protesters across US call for Russia probe to be protected

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been replaced by a Trump loyalist who has criticised the investigation.

From TheJournal.ie 'Trump has crossed a red line': Fears Jeff Sessions' replacement will try to derail Russia probe Protests

'Trump has crossed a red line': Fears Jeff Sessions' replacement will try to derail Russia probe

Matthew Whitaker, a Trump loyalist, has been named as acting Attorney General.

From TheJournal.ie Housing activists hosting national day of action today ... here's how we got to this point Vacant Properties

Housing activists hosting national day of action today ... here's how we got to this point

Take Back the City activists have occupied a number of properties in Dublin over the past two months.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach slaps down proposal to ban people taking photos of gardaí on duty No Snaps

Taoiseach slaps down proposal to ban people taking photos of gardaí on duty

Leo Varadkar said he wanted to give assurances today that such a measure is not being considered by government.

From TheJournal.ie An Garda Síochána has 'never fully embraced human rights standards' New Report

An Garda Síochána has 'never fully embraced human rights standards'

A report by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has criticised some Garda policies and practices.

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 TheJournal.ie Police officer goes on trial over fatal shooting of black teen Chicago

Police officer goes on trial over fatal shooting of black teen

The incident had led to months of protests.

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