Around 150-200 students in Patras took to the streets to decry a law passed by the Ministry of Education, creating a university police force in Greece which would exist for the first time since the fall of the military junta in 1974 after a failed annexation of Cyprus and a student uprising.
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets across Medellín against the regime of Ivan Duque Marquez and the Tributary Reform, which places taxes on basic goods and services for the lower class of Colombia. Police attacked the demonstrators, resulting in their dispersal and the torching of several tolls accused of having ridiculous prices.
Hundreds of Belgians in Brussels took to the streets after a 23-year-old black immigrant died in jail after being taken into custody by police during a home raid to enforce quarantine orders. A police station was set on fire, with intense clashes occurring between security forces and demonstrators who threw Molotov cocktails and rocks.
Protesters in Athens gathered in solidarity with the November 17 political prisoner Dimitris Koufontina, who entered a hunger strike on January 8th demanding his transfer to a prison with less security and a greater assurance of his human rights. Police, who stated their presence was to “stop overcrowding” backed the demonstration into a wall and crowded them on their way to the Propylaea, where the protest later dispersed.