About 50 Black bloc protesters in Washington D.C. gathered to demonstrate against police brutality in the city, calling for the abolition of the DCPD. The police department has recently received much criticism for their handling of the murder of 18-year-old Deon Kay, upon which there was a lack of investigation.
About 50 abolitionists gathered at the minimum-security federal prison for men in Laval, Quebec, setting off fireworks, banging on pots and pans, and yelling chants in solidarity with those inside during the New Years’ noise demo. Prisoners at the jail have been kept in isolation from months, with limited to no access to the gym or library and no visits from family.
Dozens of protesters gathered at the Capitol Complex of New Jersey in Trenton, demanding drivers’ licenses for undocumented immigrants who would face deportation if they sought one from the authorities right now. Police responded with a heavy presence, deploying a helicopter over the march and sending several cop cars on the ground.