Dozens of people gathered in Santiago to coordinate a protest for the release of political prisoners of the 18th of October Uprising, when a fascist identifying with the Popular Socialist Vanguard shot rubber bullets at the demonstrators along the Ahumada, injuring several. When the crowd began to attack him, police stepped in to defend the fascist, stopping the crowd from getting to him. The march then proceeded to the Forest Park in the center of the city and was met with extreme violence by the Carabineros who immediately deployed armored vehicles.
Dozens of protesters in the city of Antofagasta took to the streets on the Day of the Youth Combatant in Chile, where 2 young activist brothers were murdered by the military dictatorship in the 1980s. Police responded with brutal repression, tear-gassing residential areas as protesters responded with Molotov cocktails.
Around 100 protesters gathered at the Ministry of Macedonia – Thrace in Thessaloniki during a nationwide hospital workers’ strike in Greece, demanding more money for containing the COVID pandemic instead of emptying the budget into police repression and militarization. Demonstrators hung banners and sang chants, then dispersing to join the student demonstration taking place that day.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Ibagué for a 2nd consecutive, as part of a national general strike against neoliberalism and demanding the fall of new reforms raising taxes on basic goods and services. Police attacked students at the University of Tolima, using water cannons to disperse the crowd that remained.
Hundreds of Panamanian workers continued to strike across the country to demand a $500 stimulus for all, full wages paid during quarantine, employment opportunities for the 7500 workers who have lost their jobs during the pandemic. Many also called for a moratorium on debt and rent, as well as the creation of interest-free loans.