Over 200 protesters in Los Angeles turned out for Black Lives, organized by the Los Angeles People’s Council, demanding the defunding of the LAPD by at least 50% if not 100. No major clashes occurred with police, although minor scuffles did occur.
Around 100 protesters gathered at the Ministry of Macedonia – Thrace in Thessaloniki during a nationwide hospital workers’ strike in Greece, demanding more money for containing the COVID pandemic instead of emptying the budget into police repression and militarization. Demonstrators hung banners and sang chants, then dispersing to join the student demonstration taking place that day.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Rochester the day after a police officer pepper-sprayed a 9-year-old girl, demanding an investigation into the event and the immediate dismissal of the officer responsible. Demonstrators marched to the police station, shaking barricades, before leaving to avoid arrests and dispersing shortly after with a caravan of support on their tail.