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From TheJournal.ie Nigeria security forces fire on protesters as curfew imposed amid widespread demonstrations Lagos

Nigeria security forces fire on protesters as curfew imposed amid widespread demonstrations

Defiant protesters at the scene had sung the national anthem and pledged to remain out on the streets despite the stay-at-home order.

From TheJournal.ie Tens of thousands march in Belarus despite police threat to open fire Minsk

Tens of thousands march in Belarus despite police threat to open fire

More than 100 people have been detained by Belarusian police as thousands protest.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests Beirut

Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

The protesters held a candelit vigil in Beirut at the site of the port explosion in August.

From TheJournal.ie Thailand’s prime minister refuses to quit in face of mass protests amid state of emergency Unrest

Thailand’s prime minister refuses to quit in face of mass protests amid state of emergency

The emergency was declared in the capital following months of protests.

From TheJournal.ie Emergency decree bans gatherings of four or more as pro-democracy protests escalate in Thailand Tensions

Emergency decree bans gatherings of four or more as pro-democracy protests escalate in Thailand

In a rare move, protests in Thailand have also targeted the monarchy in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong police arrest 60 for protesting on Chinese holiday Arrests

Hong Kong police arrest 60 for protesting on Chinese holiday

A heavy police presence outnumbered protesters at the scene.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters march for fourth straight night in Louisville against Breonna Taylor death Breonna Taylor

Protesters march for fourth straight night in Louisville against Breonna Taylor death

Taylor, a black woman who was an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by white officers.

From TheJournal.ie Another night under curfew for Louisville after city rocked by Breonna Taylor protests Breonna Taylor

Another night under curfew for Louisville after city rocked by Breonna Taylor protests

It was confirmed on Wednesday that a grand jury had decided not to charge anyone in connection with the killing of Taylor.

From TheJournal.ie Suspect in custody after two police officers shot in US protests against Breonna Taylor death Breonna Taylor

Suspect in custody after two police officers shot in US protests against Breonna Taylor death

A grand jury indicted a police officer for shooting into neighbouring apartments, but did not charge him over Taylor’s death.

From TheJournal.ie Russian spy chief accuses US of fomenting Belarus protests as opposition ally is charged Belarus

Russian spy chief accuses US of fomenting Belarus protests as opposition ally is charged

Protesters in Belarus are seeking the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko, denouncing his landslide re-election in August.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he has 'deep concerns' about 'aggression' of weekend anti-mask protest Protests

Taoiseach says he has 'deep concerns' about 'aggression' of weekend anti-mask protest

Hundreds of people attended a protest against coronavirus restrictions in Dublin on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Tens of thousands rally in Belarus amid mass arrests Minsk

Tens of thousands rally in Belarus amid mass arrests

“I came out for freedom,” one protester said today in Minsk.

From TheJournal.ie Belarus police detain dozens of female protesters as thousands take to the streets Protests

Belarus police detain dozens of female protesters as thousands take to the streets

A massive protest is expected in Minsk tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Tear gas fired during migrant protests on Greek island of Lesbos Moira Camp

Tear gas fired during migrant protests on Greek island of Lesbos

Asylum seekers have been sleeping rough since Wednesday, when the Moria camp was gutted in apparent arson attacks.

From TheJournal.ie 10 days of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations end with naked protesters and graffiti of Churchill statue London

10 days of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations end with naked protesters and graffiti of Churchill statue

At least 648 people have been arrested during the environmental action.

From TheJournal.ie Mayor of Portland bans police from using tear gas after three months of riots Oregon

Mayor of Portland bans police from using tear gas after three months of riots

Ted Wheeler says he still wants police to respond aggressively to prevent violence and vandalism.

From TheJournal.ie Belarus opposition figures being held in national security probe, according to investigative committee Protests

Belarus opposition figures being held in national security probe, according to investigative committee

They join a number of top critics of Alexander Lukashenko already in jail.

From TheJournal.ie Liquidator withdraws negotiated deal after Debenhams workers occupy stores in Dublin and Cork Protests

Liquidator withdraws negotiated deal after Debenhams workers occupy stores in Dublin and Cork

Workers at Henry Street store were arrested this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Belarus opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova 'kidnapped' Protests

Belarus opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova 'kidnapped'

Hundreds of people were detained by police after weekend protests.

From TheJournal.ie Ninety protesters arrested in Hong Kong over demonstrations against delayed election Protests

Ninety protesters arrested in Hong Kong over demonstrations against delayed election

Hong Kong elections were due to have taken place today but were postponed for a year by the authorities.

From TheJournal.ie 'England til I die': Nine arrested as police clash with anti-migrant protesters in Dover Kent This post contains videos

'England til I die': Nine arrested as police clash with anti-migrant protesters in Dover

Demonstrators who welcome migrants also rallied in the town.

From TheJournal.ie Seventy two arrested as Extinction Rebellion protesters blockade newspaper printers Climate Change

Seventy two arrested as Extinction Rebellion protesters blockade newspaper printers

The action was condemned by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

From TheJournal.ie City of Portland becomes focal point as it reaches 100 consecutive nights of protests Oregon

City of Portland becomes focal point as it reaches 100 consecutive nights of protests

The demonstrations started in late May after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

From TheJournal.ie Mandate says Debenhams deal close after months of protests while liquidator says 'progress being made' Debenhams

Mandate says Debenhams deal close after months of protests while liquidator says 'progress being made'

Debenhams workers have been protesting for a number of months for a fair redundancy settlement.

From TheJournal.ie Prime suspect in fatal shooting of man during pro-Trump protest is shot dead by police Portland

Prime suspect in fatal shooting of man during pro-Trump protest is shot dead by police

Officials say Michael Reinoehl brandished a gun as a federal taskforce attempted to arrest him.

From TheJournal.ie Several arrests at Extinction Rebellion protests in London Climate Change

Several arrests at Extinction Rebellion protests in London

Thousands of campaigners descended on Parliament Square this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Trump refuses to condemn killing of two protesters by 17-year-old in Kenosha Wisconsin

Trump refuses to condemn killing of two protesters by 17-year-old in Kenosha

Three people were shot during the protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

From TheJournal.ie Strike leader detained in Belarus as crackdown continues Protests

Strike leader detained in Belarus as crackdown continues

The arrest is part of an effort to stifle weeks of protests demanding the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko.

From TheJournal.ie Democrats accuse Trump of inflaming racial tensions in Portland Portland

Democrats accuse Trump of inflaming racial tensions in Portland

The city has been the site of daily protests for months.

From TheJournal.ie German government condemns 'unacceptable' attempt by far-right groups to storm Reichstag Berlin

German government condemns 'unacceptable' attempt by far-right groups to storm Reichstag

Late last night, several hundred protesters broke through barriers and a police cordon to climb the steps leading to the entrance to the Reichstag.

From TheJournal.ie One dead in Portland shooting after demonstrators clash Protests

One dead in Portland shooting after demonstrators clash

The death follows another night of unrest in the city.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager charged over fatal shootings amid US protests against racial inequality Kenosha

Teenager charged over fatal shootings amid US protests against racial inequality

Kyle Rittenhouse allegedly went to Kenosha from nearby Antioch, Illinois and went on a shooting rampage.

From TheJournal.ie Belarus detains more people as protests demanding leader’s resignation continue Minsk

Belarus detains more people as protests demanding leader’s resignation continue

The renewed crackdown on protesters comes as authorities crank up pressure on the opposition, jailing several activists.

From TheJournal.ie Jacob Blake: Father says son shot 'eight times' by police is 'paralysed from the waist down' United States

Jacob Blake: Father says son shot 'eight times' by police is 'paralysed from the waist down'

Protests broke out in the city of Kenosha after 29-year-old Jacob Blake was shot.

From TheJournal.ie Protests erupt in Wisconsin after US police shoot black man in back Wisconsin

Protests erupt in Wisconsin after US police shoot black man in back

The man was airlifted to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee and was in serious condition.

From TheJournal.ie Tens of thousands take to the streets in Belarus demanding the resignation of the president Minsk

Tens of thousands take to the streets in Belarus demanding the resignation of the president

Officials warned Belarusians not to participate in “illegal demonstrations”.

From TheJournal.ie Four men arrested in relation to ongoing protests in Dublin Protests

Four men arrested in relation to ongoing protests in Dublin

Investigations are ongoing.

From TheJournal.ie 'There will be no new election until you kill me': Lukashenko is defiant as EU leaders to discuss next steps Belarus

'There will be no new election until you kill me': Lukashenko is defiant as EU leaders to discuss next steps

Lukashenko tried to rally support today but was met with workers chanting at him to “go away”.

From TheJournal.ie Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko rejects election rerun on seventh day of protests Protests

Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko rejects election rerun on seventh day of protests

Lukashenko said earlier that he has support from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands continue protests in Belarus as president discusses unrest with Vladimir Putin Minsk

Thousands continue protests in Belarus as president discusses unrest with Vladimir Putin

Crowds gathered in Minsk to honour a protester who died during this week’s crackdown.

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