Security forces in Baghdad opened fire on protesters demonstrating against the Al-Kazemi regime and sectarianism in the country, wounding over 150, and killing at least 7. Many who were waving dipped their flags into the blood on the ground, forging a new symbol of protest that immortalized the dead.
Dozens of protesters occupied the entrance of the Ministry of Culture of Greece in Karytsi, Athens, in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas and against the state’s defense of an actor exposed as a pedophile, Dimitris Lignadis. Police swiftly arrived on the scene, arresting everyone and clearing the area.
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.