On the 19th, about 250 protesters gathered to protest ICE’s brutal treatment of detainees in Times Square. The police reacted almost immediately, kettling them in and arresting ~60 protesters, mirroring the arrest of 26 protesters at a demonstration outside of the ICE federal offices earlier this week. Many of those arrested will be charged with disorderly conduct.
Hundreds of protesters in the Chilean city of Valparaiso marched and clashed with Carabineros, demanding the immediate resignation of President Sebastian Piñera and the release and amnesty of political prisoners. Demonstrators lit barricades on the Condel road, and then were pepper-sprayed by police and eventually dispersed. Burning tires were also set as a barricade on Highway 25 in the Santa Rosa neighborhood of the city, stopping traffic for hours until Carabinero riot police arrived on the scene.
Nigerian diaspora activists and their allies took to the streets across the world, from Russia to New Zealand. They demanded the end of arms sales to Nigeria, as well as the end of police brutality in the country as well. Thousands were in attendance in multiple areas, raising a big show that had never been seen before outside of Nigeria.
Florists gathered in Santiago to protest the forced closure of their businesses without a stimulus, and condemned the closures of “non-essential” businesses included their own while casinos and other recreational centers stayed open. The Carabineros of Chile, the national police force, proceeded to arrive at the scene with riot gear and assault the demonstrators, injuring 5.