Protesters in Luanda took to the streets against the unemployment rate, cost of living, and state corruption that has plagued the country since independence. Security forces opened fire, injuring at least 10 demonstrators and killing one.
Albanian protesters gathered in Tirana in preparation for a 5th day of protests, intended to march to the Tirana Police Directorate after the police murder of 25-year-old Klodian Rasha for buying cigarettes past curfew. Police responded heavy-handedly, preventing protesters from reaching their destination and deploying tear gas and water cannons. A majority of demonstrators did not even make it a few hundred meters past the starting point of the nightly protests.
Hundreds of members of the FENATS medical workers’ union protested in the central city of Concepción to demand a higher budget for the health sector to combat COVID-19, including more infrastructure and raises for on-the-ground nurses and doctors. Many in the crowd also called for amnesty for political prisoners and the resignation of Piñera.
Around 200 protesters gathered at Georgiou Square in the Greek city of Patras, demanding the end of a law proposed by the ruling right-wing Nea Dimokratia (New Democracy) party, which would reintroduce police to university campuses for the first time since 1975 and set limits on the number of years a student can spend on their degree.