French youth continued clashes with police for a 4th day in the northeastern city of Tourcoing, following a law enforcement operation that resulted in the seizure of several motorcycles used for urban derbies. Demonstrators clashed with police, engaging in running battles across Tourcoing while throwing fireworks.
Over 1000 protesters in Minneapolis marched after the announcement that former police officer Derek Chauvin had been found guilty of all three counts of murder and manslaughter in the case of George Floyd, whose murder sparked massive protests worldwide and rocked the US. Demonstrators also chanted slogans against the National Guard, whose presence militarized Minneapolis in the weeks prior to the trial.
Dozens of protesters gathered in front of the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City, shutting down its entrances in order to directly delay eviction hearings during the moratorium that will last until mid-February. Around 150 eviction hearings were delayed or cancelled for the day, in a massive victory for the KC Tenants’ Union.
Hundreds of protesters returned to the streets of Tripoli to demand an increase in living conditions and a stimulus from the Lebanese government, as a 3-week quarantine was put in place to be enforced by the army without any welfare packages provided. Police then arrived at the scene, attacking and tear-gassing protesters and causing at least 15 injuries.