Dozens of protesters in Antofagasta took to the streets on the anniversary of the formation of the Carabineros, the national police organization of Chile. Demonstrators called for the agency’s immediate dissolution, burning barricades and clashing with Carabineros who arrived to suppress the protest.
Thousands of protesters returned to Ica in celebration of the removal of the Chlimper law, an anti-labor and deregulating law passed in October 2000. Sporadic blockades continued for higher wages, but after clashes with police, the majority of striking workers and occupiers went home, as their main demand had been met by the government.
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.