Posts tagged ‘Protest’

August 18, 2013

Protestors gather at Egyptian embassy in Dublin

Source: Irish Times

Dozens of people gathered outside the Egyptian embassy in Dublin this afternoon to make a stand against violent military crackdowns on protesters in Cairo and the rest of country.

Hundreds of people have been killed this week after tens of thousands took to the streets to protest against the ousting of Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi.

Today’s demonstration was organised by the Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM) and John Molyneux, from the group’s steering committee, described what has happened as a “terrible massacre”.

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September 30, 2012

Moulana Ghulam Ahmed Rabbani Speech at Google in Dublin Protest

September 30, 2012

Dublin Muslims protest Innocence of Muslims at Google headquarters

Source: Irish Independent

The global backlash against an anti-Islam video spread to the streets of Dublin as hundreds of protesters marched toGoogle‘s European headquarters and demanded the offensive material be taken offline.

The Dublin protests, which passed off quietly to chants of “Islam is peace” and “We love Mohammed”, came days after a lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles calling on Google to take the video down from Google-owned YouTube.

The contentious video has already sparked a wave of protests across the globe; several have been violent, including one that saw the US ambassador to Libya killed.

Speaking outside Google’s Barrow Street HQ, Muslim cleric Alam Ghulam Rabbini of the Irish Sufi Foundation insisted that the protesters were not against freedom of speech but said the video should still be taken down.

“You should not allow these (filmmakers) to use freedom of expression to hurt the feelings of 1.5 billion Muslims around the world,” he said.

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September 30, 2012

Dublin Muslims protest over Innocence of Muslims

Source: Irish Times

The organisers of a Muslim protest march in Dublin against an anti-Islamic video and series of cartoons have described the demonstration as “very successful.”

A group of about 200 to 300 demonstrators participated in a peaceful march from St Stephen’s Green to the American and French embassies.

Earlier this month violent protests erupted across the Middle-East after a video depicting the prophet Muhammad as a fraud went viral on the internet.

Subsequent depictions of Muhammad by a French satirical magazine drew widespread condemnation from across the Muslim world.

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