About 150 protesters gathered in Tacoma following an incident the previous day in which a police cruiser ran over a crowd spectating a street racing event. Demonstrators placed burning barricades on the street, marching to a local prison to make noise for the inmates, as well as smashing windows of state institutions along the way. Police failed to kettle the demonstration, which resulted in very few arrests.
Hundreds of members of the Electrical Industry and Irrigation Workers Union (UTIER) took to the streets of San Juan against the privatization of electricity in Puerto Rico. The Luma corporation would assume the responsibility of power on the American island colony if privatization went through successfully.
Thousands of protesters in Bucaramanga took to the streets in opposition to neoliberal policy in Colombia and the Tributary Reform, which would impose taxes on basic services like internet, water, and electricity. After police tear-gassed the crowd, clashes began to occur on the streets with angry youth throwing rocks at law enforcement.
Police in Athens brutally assaulted over 100 protesters demonstrating in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, an imprisoned former member of the 17 November left-wing urban guerilla who entered a hunger strike on the 8th of January to demand his return to the Korydallos prison, where he will once again be able to see family and friends. Tear gas, flashbang grenades, and even the rare water cannons were deployed to contain a small crowd of people.