Hundreds of Iraqis gathered at the Muhammad al-Qasim Highway in Central Baghdad to place barricades and disrupt activity as part of the anti-corruption protest movement, chanting slogans against Soleimani and Iranian intervention. The Iraqi government responded by sending dozens of security forces, with heavily militarized riot police assaulting protesters on foot.
Thousands of protesters in Bogota took to the streets in opposition to healthcare privatization and police violence amid a general strike ongoing in Colombia. Despite the vast majority of demonstrations being peaceful, police brutally cracked down across the capital city, using chemical weapons and at times live rounds.
Hundreds of Yellow Vests gathered in what would be dubbed as ‘Rainbow Bloc’ at the Council of State in solidarity with protesters arrested during the March of Liberties demonstration against the global security law in the previous week. Protesters were blocked from leaving the area by CRS riot police before being allowed through to the l’Amiral de Coligny street. The police then kettled the crowd for 40 minutes, causing many complaints before slowly letting protesters disperse.