Dozens of protesters in Santiago gathered at the Courts of Justice during the trial of 3 young men accused by police of burning down the Principado hotel, who if found guilty could serve multiple years in prison, more than they have already served in brutal pre-trial detention.
Protesters in Santiago placed barricades along the memorial of Villa Francia on Curacaví street, demanding the end of state terror against the Mapuche communities of Chile by Carabineros, following an incident in which the 7-year-old daughter of the murdered activist Camilo Catrillanca was violently arrested by police.
Dozens of protesters in Encarnación gathered to demand the resignation of President Marito Abdo, widely held responsible for corruption resulting in the disappearance of $1.6 billion from Paraguay’s healthcare budget, causing a collapse in infrastructure as hospitals were overwhelmed and forced to cut back on resources.
Thousands of farmers continued to gather at Ica, burning barricades in the Panamerican highway and effectively shutting down most travel in Peru. The cities of Parcona, San José de Los Molinos District, Santiago, Tate, and Pachacútec all had their access roads blocked, and Lima remained shut off from the rest of the country. Workers from the province of Pisco also went on strike, joining the Panamerican blockade in Ica.