Hundreds of protesters in Kabul took to the streets against the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, denouncing the Taliban while also chanting “Death to America” and “Death to Pakistan”. Security forces fired at the demonstration with live rounds, killing an unknown number of people.
Around 60 protesters gathered in Heraklion in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, a former member of the revolutionary communist 17N group who entered a hunger strike on the 8th of January to demand his transfer to the Korydallos prison in Athens where he would receive better medical care and access to visitors.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in the Athens suburb of New Smyrna, or Nea Smyrni, following an incident of police brutality in which an officer brutally beat a civilian under the guise of enforcing COVID restrictions. Police proceeded to attack the demonstration with tear gas, which reportedly leaked into the homes of civilians and into trams.
Protesters took to the streets in Israel for the 17th week in a row against the corruption and human rights abuses committed by Netanyahu, with thousands of protesters crowding the streets of West Jerusalem. Many see Netanyahu as the same authoritarian strongman as Donald Trump in the US, and are frightened by the prospects of him acting as such.