Hundreds of protesters in Msunduza, part of the Hhohho District in Eswatini, took to the streets in opposition to the country’s absolute monarchy and in support of the Communist Party, riding a wave of unrest after the police murder of a young man in May. After police attacked the demonstration, the crowd set fire to businesses owned partially or fully by King Mswati.
Thousands of protesters in Bogota returned to the streets for a 3rd consecutive day, demanding the repeal of a law raising taxes on the poor and middle class with basic goods and services. Police brutally attacked demonstrations taking place across the city, putting down many neighborhood marches and terrorizing the local population.
Hundreds of protesters in the Iranian majority-Sunni and Baloch town of Saravan set the governors’ building and several police cars on fire after government forces opened fire on dozens of fuel traders at the Iranian-Pakistani border, killing at least 37. Following government forces opening fire on demonstrators, more public buildings fell.