Thousands of Albanians took to the streets in Tirana after 25-year-old Klodian Rasha was murdered by police for violating quarantine orders by buying cigarettes past curfew. Protesters gathered outside of the ministers’ homes, burning down a Christmas tree in front of the house of PM Edi Rama and Interior Minister Sander Lleshaj, as well as one in Skanderbeg Square. At least 8 police officers and 3 protesters were injured on the first day.
Anarchists in Valparaiso answered the call to national mobilization across Chile by marching against Piñera in the hundreds, clashing with Carabineros who deployed chemical weapons, including tear gas and chemically tainted water cannons. No arrests occurred, as demonstrators managed to outmaneuver the Carabineros on a ground-assault.
Thousands of protesters in Santiago gathered during a general strike to demand the resignation of right-wing president Sebastian Piñera and the release of all political prisoners of Chile’s social uprising since 2019. Demonstrators clashed with police for hours, until maintaining control of the Plaza and burning the statue of genocidal general Manuel Baquedano.
Protesters gathered in the central Greek city of Volos on the 6-month anniversary of the death of Vasilis Maggos, a 27-year-old who was mysteriously found dead one month after being brutally beaten by police at an environmentalist demonstration against burning trash. Vasilis had been left with many ribs broken until he was close to dying from asphyxiation and dehydration; police then took him to a freezer and gave him water drop by drop.