About 2,000 senior Belarusian citizens took to the streets in Minsk to protest the Lukashenko dictatorship and demand the return of democracy to the young 28-year-old country.
Hundreds of Thai protesters returned to the streets of Bangkok, demanding the end of the monarchy and the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut, a general who assumed power in a coup in 2014 and is widely held responsible for the lack of access to COVID vaccines. Police repressed the protest, leading to clashes throughout the day.
Around 100 protesters in Rochester marched after no officers were charged in the murder of Daniel Prude, a black man suffocated by police who put a hood over his entire head, causing him to die a week later. Demonstrators marched to the Rochester Public Safety Building, pushing aside barricades and pushing on the front door before dispersing.
Thousands of protesters converged on al-Haboubi Square in Nasiriyah, to protest against the Iraqi government’s repression of anti-corruption activists and the implementation of a curfew in several cities. Riot police then opened fire on the protesters, and, bizarrely, the Iraqi military began exchanging gunfire with riot police, resulting in at least 1 death on each side.