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10,000 rally over denied abortion in Ireland

Ireland

DUBLIN — About 10,000 people marched through Dublin on Saturday in memory of the dentist who died of blood poisoning in an Irish hospital after being denied an abortion. The protest stopped outside the office of Prime Minister Enda Kenny, where many lit candles and held pictures of Savita Halappanavar. (AP)

France

Gay marriage opponents march

PARIS — Groups opposed to President Francois Hollande’s plans to legalize gay marriage and gay adoptions took to the streets Saturday across France. Hollande said he would enact his ‘‘marriage for everyone’’ plan, but vocal opposition has divided the country. (AP)

Spain

Police stage protest against austerity

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MADRID — Police officers from across Spain protested the government’s austerity measures affecting them, including frozen pensions and the elimination of their Christmas bonus. More than 5,000 people paraded Saturday to the Interior Ministry building. (AP)

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