Trade unions and student groups have called for a national strike that appears to be underway and successful, as police respond violently but unsuccessfully to the protests going on, which are mostly done in the city center, the Plaza Bolivar.
65 anarchists in Athens were arrested at a protest inside the Ministry of Health in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, who entered a hunger strike on the 8th of January to demand his transfer to the Korydallos Prison in Athens, where he could receive better medical care and access to visitors. Demonstrators called for his demands to be accepted rather than inducing the torture of force-feeding Koufontinas.
Bikers took to the streets to protest against a lack of government oversight on the protection of cyclists, who have been killed in the dozens in recent weeks. Demonstrators took Plaza Dignidad and other areas of the city including the Alameda but clashed in significant street battles with police and government forces.
Clashes began to occur across Greater Tunis and other cities as a result of a new lockdown without any sort of stimulus for the people of Tunisia. Dozens of people gathered in separate areas of popular neighborhoods, such as Hay Ettadhamon, Kabaria, Sidi Hassin, Hammam-Lif, Kalaa Kobra, Manzel Bourguiba, Siliana, and many more.
Dozens of Turkish anarchists gathered in Kadıköy to protest on the anniversary of the 19 December massacre, better known as Operation “Return to Life”. The protesters were attacked by Turkish police, with 10 arrests made. Prisoners were protesting the government plan to transfer prisoners to American-style “F-type” cells holding 1-3 occupants, in response to which 10,000 soldiers violently occupied 48 prisons to end 2 months of hunger strikes by hundreds of political prisoners. At least 31 prisoners were murdered by the Turkish government, 8 others were disappeared, and 426 prisoners were wounded. 1005 prisoners were then caged in the F-type cells.