Hundreds of protesters overwhelmed the national police and Carabineros at San Antonio near Valparaiso, forcing them to flee the area after they attempted to disperse the protest demanding the resignation of Chilean President Sebastian Piñera.
Anarchists in Valparaiso answered the call to national mobilization across Chile by marching against Piñera in the hundreds, clashing with Carabineros who deployed chemical weapons, including tear gas and chemically tainted water cannons. No arrests occurred, as demonstrators managed to outmaneuver the Carabineros on a ground-assault.
Thousands of protesters returned to the streets of Bangkok in a second round of mobilizations against the monarchy of Thailand and the mishandling of the pandemic by Prime Minister Prayut, a general who took office in the 2014 military coup d’état. Despite police use of rubber bullets and tear gas, the crowd, angered by previous repression on August 7th, attacked and burned police posts.
Hundreds of protesters in Msunduza, part of the Hhohho District in Eswatini, took to the streets in opposition to the country’s absolute monarchy and in support of the Communist Party, riding a wave of unrest after the police murder of a young man in May. After police attacked the demonstration, the crowd set fire to businesses owned partially or fully by King Mswati.