Around 1000 protesters returned to the streets for a 6th consecutive night of protests in Barcelona demanding the release of Pablo Hasel, a left-wing Catalan rapper imprisoned for criticizing the Spanish monarchy. Demonstrators clashed with police, who arrived in riot gear and made several arrests of peaceful participants attempting to distance themselves from law enforcement.
Greek vegan anarchists in Athens gathered on New Year’s Eve to protest against speciesism and brutality on animals, by the form of mass confinement and murder for meat and other products. Demonstrators marched to Kato Patisia and Agios Nikolaos, dropping leaflets and shouting slogans in front of butchers and fishmongers. Before dispersing, a banner was dropped in the Cyprus park of Patision, after which the march ended.
Hundreds of port workers in San Antonio took to the streets to demand the government passage of a 3rd withdrawal of 10% of pension funds in effective cash for their recipients. Demonstrators set tires and barricades alight and blocked roads until the arrival of riot police, who used tear gas and chemically tainted water cannons on the crowd.