Greek riot police attacked the Athens Polytechnic University and arrested dozens of people who were there in anticipation of the yearly November 17 march against capitalism across the country. They had legally been forbidden from doing so, and many question what charges will be laid against the arrested. Protests were planned for later in the day in solidarity with those arrested at the University.
Right-wing groups held an anti-LGBTQ+ event in Toulouse on the 10th of October, which was met with strong opposition from a queer anarchist bloc. Police protected the right-wing march and tear-gassed the anarchists a total of 3 times, but eventually, the counter-protest managed to push back the march.
Thousands of Tunisians returned to the streets 10 years after the Arab Spring, demanding change to the country’s endemic corruption and lack of social services to fit the needs of the people and those in renewed poverty as a result of the COVID pandemic. Despite widespread police repression with tear gas and beatings, protesters held strong in many cities across the country.