Belgian youth in Brussels continued to ramp up occupation of several areas into New Year’s day, clashing with police and setting fires against state repression and brutality against people’s movements.
Anarchists in Thessaloniki gathered to protest in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, a former member of the 17 November revolutionary group who went on hunger strike starting on the 8th of January, demanding his transfer to the Korydallos prison in Athens which would allow him to see visitors and receive adequate medical treatment. A heavy police buildup arrived at the demonstration, detaining 7 participants without clause of arrest, later releasing them.
Hundreds of Chileans and Colombians in Santiago took to the streets in support of the national strike and uprising against neoliberalism and police violence in Colombia, met with brutal repression by state security forces under the leadership of Ivan Duque. Police harassed and dispersed the crowd with a water cannon after its arrival to the National Tourism Service.