Hundreds of protesters gathered in Portland as part of a demonstration on International Workers’ Day, demanding the abolition of ICE, an agency dedicated to the deportation of undocumented migrants. Demonstrators reassembled in the night, breaking several windows of large corporate stores and other buildings.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in the small town of Armenia, demanding the immediate withdrawal of the privatization of hospitals/healthcare and the Tributary Reform in Colombia, which would increase taxes on basic goods and services. Police attacked a 2nd crowd which had gathered at a local toll, using tear gas to disperse the peaceful demonstration.
Police in Athens brutally assaulted over 100 protesters demonstrating in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, an imprisoned former member of the 17 November left-wing urban guerilla who entered a hunger strike on the 8th of January to demand his return to the Korydallos prison, where he will once again be able to see family and friends. Tear gas, flashbang grenades, and even the rare water cannons were deployed to contain a small crowd of people.