Around 400 protesters in Ciudad de Este gathered and blocked a highway with burning barricades to demand the resignation of President Marito Abdo, widely held responsible for corruption resulting in the disappearance of $1.6 billion from Paraguay’s healthcare budget, causing a collapse in infrastructure as hospitals were overwhelmed and forced to cut back on resources.
Protesters in 2 sites in Athens gathered to protest against the incursion by police into Athens Polytechnic university and the arrest of more than a dozen occupiers of the university. The Polytechnic University in Athens had previously outlawed the presence of police on campus, and many wonder what justification will be cited for bringing them in.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the cathedral in Santiago at the Plaza de Armas, demanding amnesty for all political prisoners of the 18th of October Uprising. Many family members of those caged for months in isolation for rising up against the state were also present and gave speeches to protesters and the press.