Demonstrators in Minsk turned out in the thousands against the Lukashenko regime, engaging in insignificant clashes with police, organized by a coalition of protest groups including a seniors’ advocacy organization. Other minor autonomous actions took place at the same time around Minsk.
Anarchists in the Southwest Youth Liberation Front gathered at the Central Juvenile Detention Center in Los Angeles to demand that all prisons for children be shut down, calling for no minor to be imprisoned in LA County and the United States. Police gathered in the dozens, detaining several participants and taking down personal information.
Dozens of port workers in Valparaiso took to the streets as part of a nationwide strike, demanding the government passage of the ability to withdraw 10% of a person’s pension fund in direct cash for a 3rd time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Demonstrators lit tires and blocked roads, before riot police arrived, using water cannons and tear gas to disperse the strikers.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in the seaside town of Vilanova to demand freedom for Pablo Hasel, a left-wing Catalan rapper imprisoned for criticizing the Spanish monarchy. Demonstrators marched through the city, burning barricades and clashing with police after law enforcement arrived on the scene in riot gear.