Around 1500 women took to the streets of Rancagua on International Women’s Day, demanding an end to femicides as well as safe and legal abortions in Chile. Demonstrators converged on the local police station, clashing with police and lobbing objects into the building.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Asunción for a 5th consecutive day to demand the resignation of president Marito Abdo after $1.6 billion disappeared from the healthcare budget, collapsing Paraguay’s ability to handle the COVID pandemic through overwhelmed hospitals, after elective surgeries including appendix removals were suspended and medicine fell to a critical low.
Thousands of protesters in Bucaramanga took to the streets for a 6th consecutive day as part of a general strike in Colombia, demanding the immediate withdrawal of healthcare privatization and opposition to police violence. After police attacked the massive crowd, intense clashes occurred in the city center.