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.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Santiago for the anniversary of the police murder of Mauricio Fredes in the 2019 protests, demanding justice for the fallen comrade. Police responded with intense repression, using water cannons, tear gas, and pepper spray indiscriminately against protesters and medics alike, but demonstrators remained firm and did not back off until the night.
Around 150 protesters took to the streets of Valparaíso to demand the end of femicides as well as access to free and safe abortions, something long denied in Chile. Demonstrators placed barricades, in response to which heavily militarized police arrived on the scene and attacked the crowd, making several brutal arrests.
Tens of thousands of indigenous people once again occupied Plaza Bolivar in Bogota to protest massacres perpetrated by government-backed paramilitaries that kill hundreds to thousands of people every year. About 100,000 people demonstrated again, demanding the end of funding for paramilitary forces such as the fascist Black Eagles.