Hundreds to thousands of demonstrators marched in Lagos at the Tejuosho Area of Yaba, in what many call a 2nd wave of #EndSARS protests. Many mothers of victims of the Lekki Toll Gate Massacre participated in the demonstration, condemning a lack of action by the government in finding the perpetrators.
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Protesters in the Puente Alto commune of Santiago attacked Police Station No. 66 in the Bajos de Mena neighborhood with Molotov cocktails, burning down the front of the station after the repression that took place during the wake of Francisco Martínez, the street artist murdered by police in Panguipulli.
Dozens of protesters in Encarnación gathered to demand the resignation of President Marito Abdo, widely held responsible for corruption resulting in the disappearance of $1.6 billion from Paraguay’s healthcare budget, causing a collapse in infrastructure as hospitals were overwhelmed and forced to cut back on resources.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Montevideo gathered to demand increased funding for public education for better working conditions and salaries for professors. The demonstration came as the ruling liberal National Party made budget cuts to education, as part of a wider neoliberal campaign to privatize elements of the public sector.
75 demonstrators gathered for New Years’ Eve outside of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, as part of the nationwide noise demos called for by the Anarchist Black Cross. Prisoners inside showed their support by waving and turning the lights in their cells on and off.