Anarchists in Seattle protested in solidarity with the general strike in Colombia, which was sparked in response to police violence and threats of privatization coupled with tax hikes. Demonstrators called for the end of state violence towards the movement and the immediate halt of arms sales to Colombia.
Protesters in Antofagasta blockaded Bonilla Ave. while demonstrating against the Chilean government’s inaction on police brutality, poverty, and hunger, demanding more funds for social programs to aid the poor and needy. Riots and strikes across Chile have taken place for a variety of reasons, all of which boiled over into the October Rebellion of 2019.
Dozens of protesters gathered at Georgiou Square in Patras in solidarity with the 17 November member Dimitris Koufontinas, who entered a hunger strike on the 8th of January to demand his transfer to the Korydallos prison in Athens, which would enable him to see visitors and receive adequate medical care.
Hundreds of protesters in Santiago gathered for a peaceful demonstration at the Alameda, and were attacked by Carabinero riot police with water cannons and pepper spray. Members of the press as well as street medic brigades were also assaulted by the Carabineros, with many as well hit by the water cannons tainted with chemicals that cause burns.