Hundreds of Jamaicans from the southwest St. Ann parish blockaded roads used by a bauxite company in protest over dust and noise pollution experienced from “Sunday to Sunday”. Rumors also broke out that old bauxite pits would be opened again after decades which were closer to town and community centers. If this was done, many expect more frequent protests.
A motorcade and a demonstration occurred in Bangkok against the monarchy of Thailand and Prime Minister Prayut, largely held responsible for lack of access to vaccines and mismanagement of the pandemic. Both gatherings ended repressed, with demonstrators using fireworks in retaliation to police use of tear gas and rubber bullets.
Demonstrations across Indonesia continue to rock the country as Parliament refuses to revoke the Omnibus Law, a much-criticized bill that passes neoliberal reforms including deregulation and cutting workers’ rights. Over 800 arrests were made up to the 11th of October, although protests continue across the country.