Hundreds of protesters gathered in Ibagué for a 2nd consecutive day, as part of a national general strike against neoliberalism and demanding the fall of new reforms raising taxes on basic goods and services. Police attacked students at the University of Tolima, using water cannons to disperse the crowd that remained.
Dozens of protesters in Seattle marched after the police murder of a mentally ill man with a knife, demanding the abolition of the Seattle Police Department and the creation of de-escalation methods to be put in place. Demonstrators threw objects at the West Precinct and broke windows nearby before dispersing with no arrests made.
About 40 protesters gathered in front of the Trump International Hotel in New York City against the violence in Washington and the attempted insurrection by Trump supporters. Demonstrators held letters spelling “TRUMP IS GUILTY”, demanding his resignation; police then attacked the protest, making several arrests against the completely peaceful crowd in a seemingly harsher crackdown than against the insurrectionaries at the Capitol.
Over 100 protesters marched at the weekly protest for Patrick Kimmons, led by the mother of the victim of police brutality killed in 2018. Many bystanders honked their horns in support, as demonstrators moved through the city to the North Precinct before stopping for Letha Winston (Kimmons’ mother) to give speeches, including how to donate for the legal battle.