Around 120 protesters in New York City marched to demand the abolition of ICE on the anniversary of the agency’s murder of Erick Diaz-Cruz, who was unarmed and shot in the face through his hand. Demonstrators crossed the Brooklyn Bridge to the New York State Attorney General’s office, where condemnations of the murder were given by speakers.
Thousands of Iraqis returned to the streets of Nasiriyah to protest against the government’s arrest of several anti-corruption activists, completely shutting down the prominent city’s activities. Government forces responded with extreme brutality, opening fire on the crowd with live ammunition and running over a protester.
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Seattle hours after Biden was inaugurated, demanding the abolition of ICE in a direct action march of targeted destruction against companies that work with those who carry out deportations. Starbucks, a notorious pro-police company, and Amazon were both targeted during the demonstration before police showed up and brutally arrested a few people.