Protesters mobilized in the region of Coquimbo at the Elqui Valley in defense of the flow of the Río Claro, demanding that plans to develop the region and develop power plants be overturned for the sake of the area’s environment.
Hundreds of Kurds gathered in the city of Said Sadiq/Saydsadq in the Iraqi Kurdish administration, burning down all buildings belonging to the government and political parties following the suppressing of worker strikes earlier in December. Smoke clouds could be seen from miles away due to the burning of the aforementioned structures, including the town hall and municipal office.
Protesters demonstrated against the military government that took control after the protests that toppled the old leader. Many say that they simply took over to take power for themselves, not to pass the reforms that people wanted. The response towards protests has only validated the opinion that the military dictatorship will not cooperate with the people.