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.
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Hundreds of protesters in the Iranian majority-Sunni and Baloch town of Saravan set the governors’ building and several police cars on fire after government forces opened fire on dozens of fuel traders at the Iranian-Pakistani border, killing at least 37. Following government forces opening fire on demonstrators, more public buildings fell.
Feminist protesters gathered in Santiago against increased femicide, as well as demanding the resignation of Piñera and amnesty for political prisoners. Police attacked the peaceful demonstration with Water Cannon No. 60, arresting several and leaving many with chemical burns and scars.
Dozens of protesters returned to the streets of Hillah in the Babylon governorate, in defiance of the recent crackdown on protesters by the Iraqi government during the anti-corruption protests that began in October 2019; security forces have killed over 600 people via sheer brutality and the indiscriminate use of live ammunition for over a year as a form of crowd control.