Dozens of protesters were arrested at the office of the ruling New Democracy Party in Moschato, Athens, demonstrating in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, a former member of the leftist urban guerilla 17 November who entered a hunger strike on the 8th of January to demand his transfer to the Korydallos prison, where he will be able to see visitors again.
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Tens of thousands of protesters returned to the streets of Colombia against new tax hikes on the middle class, privatization of healthcare, and decades of a conservative establishment maintaining a chokehold on the nation. Police and the military responded brutally, using live rounds and killing several protesters in various cities.
Dozens of protesters in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas gathered to demonstrate against Trump’s visit to the border wall, pointing out that the cost it takes to build 1 mile of wall could pay for 300,000 coronavirus vaccines. Abolish ICE organizers demanded the destruction of the wall, under the slogan #NotAnotherFoot, and made it clear that the community of the Rio Grande Valley was in opposition to its existence.
Hundreds of public sector workers in Iraqi Kurdistan went on strike after the government stated it would only give 1 more monthly paycheck with a 21% cut, following giving only 4 monthly salaries in 2020 with a 20% cut each.
Government forces deployed tear gas on the striking workers and protesters, as well as firing live ammunition into the crowd and injuring many journalists.