Around 100 protesters in Patras marched in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, an imprisoned former member of the 17 November leftist urban guerilla, who entered a hunger strike on the 8th of January to demand his return to the Korydallos prison where he will be able to see his family once again.
Dozens of protesters gathered in a suburb of Minneapolis after the death of Dolal Idd, a 23-year-old son of Somali immigrants shot in a parking lot for possessing a gun. Despite being small in number, the protest occupied Hopkins Crossroads and shut down most access to the West Metro for an extended period of time.
Over 100,000 Indian farmers gathered in Barnala, Punjab State, to protest against the 3 neoliberal farm bills passed by the BJP government led by Narendra Modi, which would liberalize the market and remove a price guarantee that farmers require in order to survive on the little they make from agriculture.
Hundreds of protesters in Pasto took to the streets as part of the 4th day of a general strike in Colombia in opposition to the Tributary Reform, which would increase taxes on basic goods and services, as well as against the privatization of healthcare and hospitals. Demonstrators took down the statue of Antonio Nariño in the city center and were then attacked by police who shot tear gas and later militarized the city.
Protesters demonstrated for a second night after the police-involved killing of Karon Hylton outside of a DC precinct, with Hylton’s family attending and being tear-gassed and pepper-sprayed by police. Protesters began to employ fireworks as a means of deterring police, with over 10 injuries from firework strikes over the night.