South Africans in Middelburg took to the streets in protest against the increased tariffs by the Steve Tshwete Local Municipality, clashing with riot police, which resulted in the torching of a bus and a truck at the scene of the demonstration.
Protesters across New York dropped banners for a wide variety of reasons, including rent cancellation, a 2nd stimulus, and the freeing of all prisoners of ICE held in cages in the city’s detention facility. There was also a #NoNBKPipeline banner dropped from the top of a building, to compensate for the lack of activity that has been going on against it.
Thousands of protesters in Medellín took to the streets against the Tributary Reform and neoliberal policy in Colombia, which would establish new taxes on basic goods and services and cripple the middle and lower classes. After police began attacking demonstrators, clashes began with looting becoming widespread later in the day.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in the Athens suburb of New Smyrna, or Nea Smyrni, following an incident of police brutality in which an officer brutally beat a civilian under the guise of enforcing COVID restrictions. Police proceeded to attack the demonstration with tear gas, which reportedly leaked into the homes of civilians and into trams.