A bloc of protesters and immigration justice groups in New York held a protest on the 16th of September, in which sit-ins and later occupations of the federal ICE office occurred. After that, out of fear of being kettled and arrested, the protesters left the building and began marching outside the plaza. The police kettled them nonetheless and decided to arrest 26 of them on the basis of rioting (which noteworthily did not occur) which have up to today not been released. During the occupation, the protesters also had a loaded gun pointed at them by a private security guard.
The Notimex Workers’ Union in Mexico City entered the 307th day of the strike that began with allegations of labor terrorism, human rights violations, contempt of workers’ rights laws, and, eventually, exposures of workers to COVID-19. Strikers stated their willingness to negotiate with the corporation, but have not received any word back.
Dozens of protesters gathered in Athens for a demonstration in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, a former 17N member who went on hunger strike starting the 8th of January to demand his transfer to the Korydallos prison in Athens. Police brutally attacked the protest, pepper-spraying participants point-blank, cornering and beating them.
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.