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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Dozens of protesters in New York gathered at Chuck Schumer’s apartment building in Brooklyn, demanding that the Democratic senator fulfill his promises to immigrants and the decriminalization of undocumented migration to the United States.
Anarchists in Berlin occupied the Greek embassy in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, a former member of the left-wing revolutionary group 17 November who entered a hunger strike on the 8th of January to demand his transfer to the Korydallos prison in Athens, where he would receive adequate medical care and access to visitors.
30 protesters gathered at the ICE facility in southwest Portland, demonstrating against the treatment of undocumented migrants in the United States. Demonstrators placed trash and plants in the driveway, to annoy DHS agents, who promptly went outside and made 2 targeted arrests.
More than 50 people protested the development of Hudson Yards in front of it, an extremely expensive and subsidized housing unit, which cost almost $6 billion in taxpayer dollars. The area was also gentrified, with many affluent tenants and shops moving out of the area after housing costs soared.
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