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Issue No. 2406

Barcelona riots halt demolition

Protests successfully halted plans to demolish the occupied social centre of Can Vies in the mainly working class Sants area of Barcelona last week.

The largest demonstration had more than 20,000 people, and there were several nights of rioting. There were also protests for constitutional reform and a republic across the Spanish state on Monday of this week, after King Juan Carlos announced his intention to resign.


Clashes on Gezi Park anniversary

Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters in Istanbul and the capital Ankara last Saturday.

The demonstrations were to mark the anniversary of the occupation of Gezi Park and Taksim Square last year.

Then a campaign to save Gezi Park from developers became a mass movement involving up to three million protesters.

Eight people died and thousands were injured when police attacked protesters.


Craigavon Two lose their appeal

Two men from Armagh, Northern Ireland have lost their appeal against their life sentences for the murder of a police officer.

John Paul Wootton and Brendan McConville, known as the Craigavon Two, sought to overturn their convictions for the murder of PC Stephen Carroll in 2009.

They were jailed in 2012 despite evidence against them being either inconclusive, contradictory or discredited.


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International
Tue 3 Jun 2014, 17:56 BST
Issue No. 2406
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