Abolish ICE protesters gathered at the facility in Bergen County, New Jersey in solidarity with a hunger strike going on there for weeks demanding cleaner conditions; rat infestations and undrinkable water are rife at the facility. Protesters then marched through the area and blocked a road, before dispersing for the day.
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Chilean protesters in Antofagasta marched and threw fireworks at a police station and prison in the Bonilla region, demanding amnesty for all political prisoners of the 18th of October Uprising. Multiple clashes ensued, with no arrests occurring due to protesters blocking security cameras with laser pointers.
Dozens of protesters took to the streets of El Salvador’s capital against the plan of president Nayib Bukele to adopt Bitcoin as a national currency, as well as other policies such as militarization and alleged violations of the nation’s constitution.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Lleida to demand the release of Catalan rapper Pablo Hasel, who was imprisoned for insulting the Spanish monarchy. Following riot police tear-gassing the demonstration, clashes began to occur between law enforcement and youth, who placed barricades and threw rocks.