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 in Santiago placed barricades along the memorial of Villa Francia on Curacaví street, demanding the end of state terror against the Mapuche communities of Chile by Carabineros, following an incident in which the 7-year-old daughter of the murdered activist Camilo Catrillanca was violently arrested by police.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in the seaside town of Vilanova to demand freedom for Pablo Hasel, a left-wing Catalan rapper imprisoned for criticizing the Spanish monarchy. Demonstrators marched through the city, burning barricades and clashing with police after law enforcement arrived on the scene in riot gear.
Protesters in Malmö, Sweden, dropped a banner in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, a former member of the left-wing revolutionary group 17 November, who entered a hunger strike on the 8th of January to demand his transfer to the Korydallos prison in Athens, where he would receive adequate medical care and access to visitors.