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.
More than 1,000 protesters gathered in West Philadelphia for a protest, which, after clashes with police, quickly devolved into a riot, with teams of people looting Walmarts and the stores of other large corporations. Many cops were injured and were entirely pushed back from the city after the National Guard failed to arrive.
Dozens of protesters gathered at a courthouse in Patras in solidarity with 9 comrades arrested during the occupation of the SW Achaia Offices, marching through the city waving a banner demanding the acceptance of N17 hunger striker Dimitris Koufontinas’ demands, including his transfer to Korydallos Prison in Athens where he can access better medical treatment and see visitors.