Hundreds of protesters in Santiago gathered for a demonstration demanding the release of the political prisoners of Chile’s social uprising that began in 2019, some of which have been detained for over a year. Police responded with extreme repression, arriving in the dozens with tear gas and armored vehicles, attacking street medics, and making several brutal arrests.
Protesters in the Puente Alto commune of Santiago attacked Police Station No. 66 in the Bajos de Mena neighborhood with Molotov cocktails, burning down the front of the station after the repression that took place during the wake of Francisco Martínez, the street artist murdered by police in Panguipulli.
Hundreds of students and teachers in Athens gathered to protest against a law proposed by the New Democracy government, which would reintroduce police to campuses for the first time since 1975. During confrontations with police, demonstrators locked arms together and managed to avoid any arrests occurring despite the heavy presence of MAT riot cops.