Hundreds of protesters gathered for Day 22 of Block Garcetti protests in front of the Los Angeles Mayor’s house, where they quickly learned that Joe Biden had instead placed Pete Buttigieg as the Secretary of Transportation. Many chants were used in celebration of the occasion, with protests halting from there.
Thousands of bikers and protesters across the country gathered to blockade highways, railroads, and other means of transportation against the Piñera presidency and a lack of respect for its citizens, and a lack of accountability for police brutality. Barricades went up in Valparaiso, Santiago, Talcahuano, and many other cities.
Hundreds of protesters in Barcelona returned to the streets for a third consecutive day, demanding the release of leftist Catalan rapper Pablo Hasel, who was arrested and faces charges for insulting the Spanish monarchy. Despite a smaller turnout than the two previous days, strong clashes still occurred between youth throwing rocks and police in riot vans.