Belgian abolitionists in the Molenbeek neighborhood of the capital city of Brussels lit fires and burned cars in the area on New Year’s, protesting against state repression and brutal curfew.
Dozens of protesters in Quilpué marched to demand the abolition of the police in Chile after the police murder of a Panguipulli street juggler and the death of another man inside a police station. Demonstrators placed barricades to block traffic and occupied the city’s main intersection, disrupting activity on a day of national mobilization.
Indian farmers on the road to Delhi continued their protests, clashing with police who attempted to barricade the border. Peasants at the border of Bajpur drove tractors through the police line, forcing it to open, and Maharashtra farmers at the Shahjahanpur border banged pots and pans against Narendra Modi during his negotiation address.
40 protesters gathered in Portland for a Black Lives Matter march after the decision made by the DOJ to acquit the murderer of Tamir Rice, moving from Director Park to SW Jefferson Street and then dispersing without any arrests made. Windows were broken, buildings were spray-painted, and paintballs were fired.