Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Pereira for a 4th day of demonstrations in Colombia in opposition to tax hikes on basic goods and services as well as the privatization of healthcare. Police attacked the largely peaceful demonstration, resulting in clashes that occurred throughout the night in the city’s commercial center.
Protesters in Bologna gathered at the local Greek embassy in solidarity with former 17N member Dimitris Koufontinas, who is on hunger strike to demand a transfer to the Korydallos prison in Athens where he would get access to better medical care and the ability to see visitors.
Youth in Vienna rioted on New Year’s, looting and damaging several businesses and setting off fireworks in the Reumannplatz. Several clashes with police occurred, but resulted in very few arrests of young people heavily armed with fireworks.
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