Around 400 protesters in New York marched from Washington Square Park in opposition to anti-Asian violence beginning to spike across the country due to racism and false blame for the pandemic; demonstrators headed north on 6th Avenue at W34th before later dispersing.
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Dozens of protesters took to the streets of the Chilean town of Melipilla in condemnation of the police murder of a street artist in Panguipulli for the offense of failing to provide his ID on time. Demonstrators marched through the city and burned barricades on the commune’s entrance to disrupt activity in the area.
Dozens of anarchists and protesters in Santiago took to the streets in support of political prisoners of the 18th of October Uprising and the Mapuche struggle for autonomy over ancestral land, demanding an immediate general pardon and release of all those convicted of participating in the social revolt of Chile.
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Tarragona to demand freedom for Pablo Hasel, a left-wing rapper from Catalonia arrested and facing charges for insulting the Bourbon royal family of Spain. Demonstrators clashed with police, who fired tear gas in response to the placing of barricades by youth.
Around 50 protesters gathered in Thessaloniki in solidarity with the hunger strike of former N17 member Dimitris Koufontinas, which began on the 8th of January to demand a transfer to the Korydallos prison in Athens that would provide adequate medical care and the ability to see visitors.