Hundreds of anticapitalist students marched in Paris to demand the reopening of universities with social distancing protocols in place in order to alleviate the psychological distress and mental disorders beginning to set in on the global population of youth, who have been forced to learn from home due to COVID.
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Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Bangkok in opposition to the monarchy of Thailand and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, a general who assumed office in the 2014 coup d’état. During clashes in which police carried out severe repression, demonstrators returned the favor with fireworks and set a police van on fire.
Thousands of West Papuans marched in Dogiyai against the formation of a Central Papua Province and the building of a police station by the Indonesian government, instead demanding a referendum for independence in order to unite with their blood relatives in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.
Greek communists and anarchists in Athens tagged graffiti and dropped banners across the city in solidarity with Aytaç Ünsal, a Turkish lawyer arrested for connections to the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP-C), a Marxist-Leninist insurgent organization. He was recently released from a 13-year sentence after going on a death fast for 213 days, a week after his colleague Ebru Timtik died after 238 days.
Dozens of protesters in Talcahuano took to the streets on the Day of the Youth Combatant, burning barricades and blocking roads in honor of the two young activist brothers murdered by the Pinochet military dictatorship that ruled from 1973 until the 1990s.