Workers from the CMR Falabella bank in Arica went on strike, joining the Paro Nacional currently ongoing in Chile. The reasons for the strike included a salary cut, an increased workload, and a loss of benefits. The strike has gained support among customers due to the transnational nature of the company, which is not approved of in the country.
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Thousands of protesters in Ibagué took to the streets against neoliberal policy in Colombia and the Tributary Reform, which would impose new taxes on basic goods and services including utility bills. Police attacked the demonstration with water cannons, also making random arrests of demonstrators.
Demonstrators in Paris, Marseille, Nancy, Lyon, Toulouse, and many other cities took to the streets as part of a sustained movement against the Global Security Bill that bans videos and photos taken of police ‘with the intent of doing harm to the officer in question’. Police in Paris assaulted protesters at the Trocadéro, deploying water cannons and arresting at least a dozen.