Hundreds of protesters gathered in the small rural town of Acacías, in the Meta department/province, to protest against the privatization of healthcare and police violence in Colombia amid a general strike. Demonstrators set fire to the town hall, following intense police interventions in the area.
Demonstrators took the palace of the Oba of Lagos on the 21st, and walking out with the Oba’s staff demonstrating his ceremonial defeat. The Oba is a ceremonial leader of Lagos by Yoruba tradition, and has become very unpopular from recent protests. On the 22nd, protesters also discovered a locked warehouse meant for citizens but enclosed by the government housing COVID supplies, and looted it.
Dozens of protesters in Elizabeth City took to the streets for a 2nd day, demanding the immediate release of the body cameras of the police officers who killed Andrew Brown, an unarmed Black man. Demonstrators blocked off roads and cut off intersections, continuing to pressure the local government to declassify evidence.