Hundreds of protesters across Eswatini returned to the streets in opposition to the continued existence of the country’s government, recognized as the last absolute monarchy in Africa. Demonstrators set fire to assets and businesses belonging to King Mswati, following brutal repression by security forces and police.
Chileans gathered in Santiago to protest against the violations of human rights by the state of Chile, carrying signs of eyes whose pupils reflected images of state torture. Demonstrators chanted and carried a slogan on a banner saying “The eyes of the people accuse the terrorist state,” demanding the resignation of President Piñera.
Tens of thousands of indigenous people once again occupied Plaza Bolivar in Bogota to protest massacres perpetrated by government-backed paramilitaries that kill hundreds to thousands of people every year. About 100,000 people demonstrated again, demanding the end of funding for paramilitary forces such as the fascist Black Eagles.