Demonstrators from the Autonomous Anarchist Revolutionary Front in Los Angeles dropped a banner in solidarity with Michael Reinoehl, killed by police in Portland after shooting a Proud Boy in self-defense. Demonstrators across the week did similar things during the Michael Reinoehl week of action, organized by anarchists.
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Pro-Armenian Protests in Manhattan
A protest of several hundreds-thousands of demonstrators took place on Manhattan on the 10th of October, in solidarity with Armenia in the Nagorno-Karabakh war which temporarily resurged in late 2020. They mainly criticized Trump’s friendly policy towards Erdogan and his Azeri counterpart and called on him to cut sales to Turkey. Protesters temporarily occupied the Brooklyn Bridge in the city as well and left without clashing with police. Assyrians, Albanians, and Iranians were all seen at the protest alongside their Armenian counterparts.
Dozens of demonstrators in the La Pincoya neighborhood of Santiago returned to the streets against the neoliberal police state in Chile, implemented and propped up by the right-wing president Sebastian Piñera. Police brutally cracked down on the protest, deploying water cannons and tear gas.
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.
Hundreds of students returned to the streets of Thessaloniki for a 2nd consecutive day in opposition to a law passed on the 12th which reintroduces police to university campuses for the first time since 1975. Police attacked the protest, deploying tear gas and other chemical weapons against the crowd that had been peaceful until then.