Protesters took to the streets in Seattle for Black Lives to demonstrate against police brutality in the city that has been criticized for being unaddressed, even through the minor defunding of the police by Mayor Jenny Durkan.
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Protesters in Naameh, a majority Sunni Muslim city in Lebanon, took to the streets demanding the resignation of the government over its failure to handle hyperinflation and soaring gas prices. Demonstrators blocked roads using barricades and burning tires, pressuring the authorities to act with competence.
Thousands of protesters descended on Plaza Dignidad and the Presidential Palace in Santiago on a day of national mobilization against the right-wing presidency of Sebastian Piñera, as part of the Estallido Social (Social Outbreak) that has gripped Chile since the 18th of October in 2019. Police responded with heavy repression, using water cannons & tear gas, but ultimately failed to quell the demonstration.
Thousands of protesters in Athens marched following police repression against students at the Thessaloniki Aristotle University, demanding the repeal of a law passed by the Ministry of Education allowing police to return to campus for the first time in decades. Demonstrators marched to Parliament, although avoiding clashes that had previously occurred in student demonstrations against the same law.
Dozens of youth protested at the town hall of the northeastern city of Akouda, waving anarchist flags and dropping banners to demand free and public education for all of Tunisia, using the phrase “You’ve fucked with the wrong generation” that became famous during the Arab Spring.