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 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.
Hundreds of protesters in Asunción returned to the streets for a 4th consecutive day to demand the resignation of President Marito Abdo, following the collapse of the healthcare system in Paraguay after $1.6 billion mysteriously disappeared, so severe that elective surgeries, including appendix removals, were suspended, and medicine remained at a critical low. Police attacked protesters, forcing them to disperse with tear gas and water cannons.