Thousands of protesters gathered in Berlin to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the murders of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, marching through the center of the city. Multiple arrests were made, as police attacked the peaceful demonstration and assaulted people with impunity.
Hundreds of protesters in the Chilean city of Valparaiso marched and clashed with Carabineros, demanding the immediate resignation of President Sebastian Piñera and the release and amnesty of political prisoners. Demonstrators lit barricades on the Condel road, and then were pepper-sprayed by police and eventually dispersed. Burning tires were also set as a barricade on Highway 25 in the Santa Rosa neighborhood of the city, stopping traffic for hours until Carabinero riot police arrived on the scene.
Anarchists in Chile set barricades on the Maipo road in the Los Guindos neighborhood in the Santiago metropolitan region, in remembrance of Jorge Mora “Neko”, who was run over by a police car on the outskirts of the Monumental stadium during a football riot on January 28th. Demonstrators unfurled a banner demanding revenge for Neko & Ariel Moreno, who was shot and killed by police during a riot in Neko’s honor the day after his murder.
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.
An anti-American protest in Athens took place against the visit to the country by Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, who is seen by many Greek leftists as imperialist. America has a history of intervention in the region dating back to the 1800s, and is still well despised by the populace after backing the military dictatorship that lasted between 1967-1974.