Miners joined in on the agricultural strike and blockade of the Panamerican highway, taking several key points and reinforcing the numbers of the strikers. Hundreds of union members from the Doe Run metallurgical plant located in La Oroya blockaded the highway critical to the supply of food to the capital Lima, demanding the government turn over management of the mining complex.
Albanian protesters gathered in Tirana in preparation for a 5th day of protests, intended to march to the Tirana Police Directorate after the police murder of 25-year-old Klodian Rasha for buying cigarettes past curfew. Police responded heavy-handedly, preventing protesters from reaching their destination and deploying tear gas and water cannons. A majority of demonstrators did not even make it a few hundred meters past the starting point of the nightly protests.
Food sector workers gathered in Athens to demand higher wages, also encouraging their colleagues to split off from traditional forms of wage labor and participate in the creation of cooperative businesses. Demonstrators held a banner reading “The state and the bosses go hand in hand. They follow their own class interests, let us follow ours! CLASS STRUGGLE!”