Farmers’ protests continue against 3 pro-corporate laws passed by the ruling conservative BJP party, during the All-India General Strike that over 250 million have joined, making it the largest in human history. Farmers broke through key barricades in Haryana, arriving at several border points, and preparing for a further march to Delhi.
Dozens of protesters gathered in Portland on the anniversary of the public execution of 38 Dakota men in Mankato by the Lincoln administration in 1862, condemning the largest one-day mass execution in American history. Demonstrators gave speeches at a small monument to Thomas Jefferson before dispersing.
Police in Athens brutally assaulted over 100 protesters demonstrating in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, an imprisoned former member of the 17 November left-wing urban guerilla who entered a hunger strike on the 8th of January to demand his return to the Korydallos prison, where he will once again be able to see family and friends. Tear gas, flashbang grenades, and even the rare water cannons were deployed to contain a small crowd of people.
Dozens in the city of Chiguayante placed barricades and protested to demand justice for Francisco Martínez Romero, a street artist murdered by Carabineros in Panguipulli. Demonstrators disrupted traffic and further spread thin the supply of police to respond to nationwide protests that day in Chile.