Hundreds of protesters took to the streets across Medellin, protesting against the privatization of healthcare and police violence amid a general strike in Colombia. Unlike previous days, police did not attack the demonstrations, which remained largely peaceful.
Protesters in Peru have been hit by shocking brutality from government forces, with helicopters filmed throwing tear gas from above. Tear gas and live bullets have been deployed all over the Lima district, with over 3 protesters registered dead. #PeruvianLivesMatter began trending on Twitter, accumulating more than 700,000 tweets. Many do not anticipate any positive developments happening in the protests.
Hundreds of Kurds gathered in the city of Said Sadiq/Saydsadq in the Iraqi Kurdish administration, burning down all buildings belonging to the government and political parties following the suppressing of worker strikes earlier in December. Smoke clouds could be seen from miles away due to the burning of the aforementioned structures, including the town hall and municipal office.
Anarchists in Thessaloniki gathered in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, a former member of the Greek communist 17 November 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.