A 50-strong black bloc in Seattle took to the streets to protest police brutality in the city. It was noted for its uniqueness due to the fact that it remained nonviolent, therefore wasting the resources of the dozen police that trailed them, leading to many recognizing it as a success.
The 31 day-long strike continues at the Total-owned Grandpuits oil refinery, in which 700 jobs are threatened of being removed by Total under the excuse of fighting climate change. These company claims have been challenged by the construction of a 1500km-long pipeline in Uganda, which has been accused of being built under terrible human right conditions.
A group of protesters gathered at the ancient theater in Larissa and hanged a banner in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, a former member of the revolutionary November 17 group who entered a hunger strike on the 8th of January to demand his transfer to the more humane Korydallos prison in Athens.
Over 5,000 protesters gathered to pay homage at the funeral of Luisa Toledo Sepúlveda, a leftist Mapuche activist known for continuing the legacy of her 3 sons murdered by the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile during the 1980s. Clashes with police and looting occurred along the caravan’s route, though the funeral itself occurred without incidents.