Around 100 protesters in Antofagasta marched to demand the release of all political prisoners of Chile’s social uprising and the end of femicides in the country. Demonstrators burned barricades and set up roadblocks, with police arriving shortly after and deploying water cannons on the small crowd.
Thousands of students gathered in Thessaloniki and marched against a new law which would restore police to university campuses across Greece for the first time since the fall of the military dictatorship. Clashes ensued after police deployed tear gas on protesters, with Molotov cocktails flying through the air and firebombs used against law enforcement. After finishing the march in spite of chemical weapons being used on protesters, the students returned for an afternoon march against state repression.
Thousands of protesters in Asunción returned to the streets for a 2nd consecutive day to demand the resignation of the President after the collapse of Paraguay’s healthcare system, with elective surgeries such as appendix removal shut down altogether and medicine at a critically low supply. Demonstrators first marched to the National Congress and then the palace of the president, clashing with police and singing chants against corruption.
Around 400 protesters in Ciudad de Este gathered and blocked a highway with burning barricades to demand the resignation of President Marito Abdo, widely held responsible for corruption resulting in the disappearance of $1.6 billion from Paraguay’s healthcare budget, causing a collapse in infrastructure as hospitals were overwhelmed and forced to cut back on resources.