Black Lives Matter demonstrators turned out in the hundreds to protest brutality in the local Providence Police Department, which similar to most, has suffered criticism of its handling and discrimination towards people of color and minorities. No major clashes with police occurred.
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Portland protesters on night 200 made it to the top of the Portland Police Association (PPA), a prominent police union building, placing a guillotine on top as well as a banner calling for the union’s abolition.
Around 200 Greek anarchists and communists in Patras gathered in solidarity with the Koufontinas hunger strike, demanding the immediate government satisfaction of the communist revolutionary prisoner’s request to be returned to his old call at the Korydallos prison.
Hundreds of protesters in the Athens neighborhood of Gyzi took to the streets in opposition to police brutality and state repression in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, with police attacking recent mass demonstrations across Greece.