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.
Belgian youth in Brussels continued to ramp up occupation of several areas into New Year's day, clashing with police and setting fires against state repression and brutality against people's movements.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Portland for a New Years' demonstration, clashing with federal agents and police throughout the night. Much of the night was a back and forth between protesters using fireworks, and law enforcement using munitions & tear gas.
Chilean protesters gathered in Talcahuano to demand the resignation of right-wing President Sebastian Piñera and amnesty for all political prisoners of the 18th of October Uprising. Following through with the tradition of burning puppets of Piñera as they did on the 2020 New Years' demonstrators lit a caricature of him on fire with gasoline.
Dozens of German anarchists in Stuttgart participated in the yearly noise demo at the JAV Stammheim, in solidarity with several political prisoners in the jail on various charges, from assaulting fascists to being members of the PKK, classified by the EU as a terrorist organization.
Dozens of protesters in Olympia gathered at the Thurston county jail, giving a noise and light demo to those caged inside the prison by the state. Police were unable to settle the fast-moving group, and no arrests ultimately occurred.
100 protesters gathered in Minneapolis for a New Year's noise demo outside of prisons, following suit with dozens of other cities across the world. Confrontations with police occurred, with 21 people arrested and 12 booked at the protest.
A few dozen Chileans gathered at Plaza Dignidad in Santiago for the New Year, protesting against Piñera and for amnesty for all political prisoners. Demonstrators waving the Mapuche flag were immediately attacked by Carabineros, who used water cannons against a tiny demonstration of about 25-30 people.
70 protesters gathered at the Spire on O'Connell Street in Dublin for a vigil for George Nkencho, a mentally ill Nigerian immigrant recently murdered by the police, calling for a criminal investigation into the national police officer who shot him 5 times.
30 Greek anarchists gathered outside of a prison in the Cretan city of Chania, near the rural prisons of Agyia. Demonstrators lit sparklers, launched fireworks, and chanted slogans to let those inside know that there exist people fighting for a world without jails.
75 abolitionists in Richmond gathered at the Justice Center in solidarity with those caged inside, honking car horns and banging pots and pans. Police attempted to stop the demo by giving drivers citations, but demonstrators simply walked out of their cars and kept going all the way through New Year’s. Credits to Lynn. 75 abolitionists in Richmond gathered at the […]
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