Hundreds of protesters gathered in the Susa valley of Turin to demand the end of the construction of the Turin-Lyon High-Speed Railway, which would cause extreme deforestation and disruption of the local environment. Demonstrators clashed with police, which resulted in 1 police injury and tear gas deployed.
Young Panamanians protested against President Laurentino Cortizo’s decision to exclude people less than 25 years old from the “solidarity voucher”, giving people $100 per month to alleviate the COVID-19 pandemic’s financial stress. Students blockaded several roads in response to the decision, including the Balboa and Cinco De Mayo avenues. Police responded by opening fire with rubber bullets and arresting several students, taking them to a police station, and later releasing them without torturing them in any form.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the 1st Precinct in Minneapolis, demanding justice for both Jacob Blake and Dolal Idd. Jacob Blake was shot 7 times in the back in August by police, which led to massive riots in Kenosha; the District Attorney recently stated that no charges would be placed against the police. Dolal Idd was a 23-year-old son of Somali immigrants, and was killed in a confrontation with police in Minneapolis, also sparking large protests.