250 million workers joined the All-India General Strike, making it the largest in human history, with protests occurring all over the country. Over 300 groups, including the communist parties of India, aided the organization of the strike.
Protests were also held across Jammu and Kashmir, which has been under a virtual government-imposed lockdown for over a year and repressive government policies have made mobilizing extremely difficult.
Prior to the strike, a protest had also occurred to rally up the people of Kochbihar district in West Bengal.
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A protest took place in New York, around City Hall in the intersection of Centre and Chambers. Organizers demanded justice for Jonathan Price, another black man killed by police in Wolfe City, Texas. After the first wave of protests, Price’s killer was arrested.
Hundreds of protesters in Thessaloniki marched in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, a former member of the 17 November urban guerilla in Greece. He entered a hunger strike on the 8th of January to demand his transfer to the Korydallos prison, where he would once again be able to see his family as visitors.
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets across Lebanon against corruption and oligarchy in the country, grappled by a massive economic crisis after the 2020 explosion of a plant which resulted in a nationwide movement being formed against the government. Protesters lit barricades and blocked roads, causing as much disruption as possible.
Around 150 protesters in Portland marched to demand justice for Patrick Kimmons, a victim of police brutality in 2018 whose case was reopened. Demonstrators sang chants against police, prisons, and capitalism as Kimmons’ mother led the march demanding due process for her son.
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