Tens of thousands of indigenous people once again occupied Plaza Bolivar in Bogota to protest massacres perpetrated by government-backed paramilitaries that kill hundreds to thousands of people every year. About 100,000 people demonstrated again, demanding the end of funding for paramilitary forces such as the fascist Black Eagles.
Hundreds gathered a few blocks away from the wake of Francisco Martínez, the Panguipulli street artist murdered by police, to protest against state brutality and repression. Carabineros responded with heavy usage of chemical weapons used on demonstrators and would go on to attack the wake itself, causing massive chaos in the area.
Thousands of women in Valparaíso took to the streets on International Women’s Day to protest against government incompetence in stopping femicides and to demand safe and legal abortions in all of Chile. Police attacked the demonstration, using tear gas and water cannons to disperse peaceful protesters.
Dozens of protesters gathered in Portland on the anniversary of the public execution of 38 Dakota men in Mankato by the Lincoln administration in 1862, condemning the largest one-day mass execution in American history. Demonstrators gave speeches at a small monument to Thomas Jefferson before dispersing.
Demonstrators in the Kurin Sarjangal village near Zahedan took to the streets against the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps following the massacre of 37 fuel traders at the border. One person was killed and one wounded during clashes with security agents in the area, who fired directly at protesters in an attempt to kill.