Portlanders took to the streets during the Indigenous Day of Rage on the 11th of October to protest the presence of colonial statues and the hero-worship of such figures. Demonstrators toppled the statues of Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, both well-known genocidal actors against indigenous peoples.
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.
Thousands of protesters in Bogota marched on International Workers’ Day for the 4th day of a general strike in opposition to an increase in taxes of basic goods and services and the privatization of hospitals in Colombia. Police attacked the demonstration, leading to clashes that occurred throughout the day.
An anti-American protest in Athens took place against the visit to the country by Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, who is seen by many Greek leftists as imperialist. America has a history of intervention in the region dating back to the 1800s, and is still well despised by the populace after backing the military dictatorship that lasted between 1967-1974.