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 converged on al-Haboubi Square in Nasiriyah, to protest against the Iraqi government’s repression of anti-corruption activists and the implementation of a curfew in several cities. Riot police then opened fire on the protesters, and, bizarrely, the Iraqi military began exchanging gunfire with riot police, resulting in at least 1 death on each side.
Dozens of protesters clashed with police in the Bonilla neighborhood of Antofagasta, demanding justice for a murdered street juggler in Panguipulli. Tear gas was deployed by Carabineros, Chilean law enforcement, which seeped into the homes of civilians. 3 protesters were arrested by the end of confrontations.