Protesters gathered in Portland to commemorate the death of protest organizer Travis Nagdy in Louisville, marching from Pioneer Courthouse Square to the ICE facility. DHS attacked the protesters several times, arresting at least 4 people, and broke up the demonstration extremely quickly. Brutality was rampantly observed, with a protester’s head seen slammed into the wall by a DHS agent. Other vigils had occurred across the United States, but none cracked down on like those in Portland.
Protesters in 2 sites in Athens gathered to protest against the incursion by police into Athens Polytechnic university and the arrest of more than a dozen occupiers of the university. The Polytechnic University in Athens had previously outlawed the presence of police on campus, and many wonder what justification will be cited for bringing them in.
An anti-American protest in Athens took place against the visit to the country by Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, who is seen by many Greek leftists as imperialist. America has a history of intervention in the region dating back to the 1800s, and is still well despised by the populace after backing the military dictatorship that lasted between 1967-1974.
Dozens of protesters in Portland gathered at the Portland Police Association building in the city’s north, torching part of the building and burning the door. After riot police arrived on the scene, failing to make any arrests, demonstrators traveled to the ICE facility, also setting fires at the site before dispersing.