Hundreds of protesters in Santiago took to the streets to demand the release of all political prisoners of Chile’s social uprising which began in 2019, as well as the resignation of right-wing President Sebastian Piñera. Police arrived with newly made militarized gear, including a tank never seen before, and furnished armored vehicles, one of which was used to drive into a demonstrator.
Thousands of Iraqis returned to the streets of Nasiriyah to protest against the government’s arrest of several anti-corruption activists, completely shutting down the prominent city’s activities. Government forces responded with extreme brutality, opening fire on the crowd with live ammunition and running over a protester.
On the 3rd day of demonstrations in Peru, government forces attacked protesters and press alike, injuring at least 26 members of the press and killing an untold number of protesters, with at least 1 confirmed death. Tens of thousands had gathered in Plaza San Martín, the center of the capital of the country in front of Parliament to denounce the removal of President Vizcarra. Undercover policemen were also spotted and exposed in Lima.
Dozens of protesters gathered at a courthouse in Patras in solidarity with 9 comrades arrested during the occupation of the SW Achaia Offices, marching through the city waving a banner demanding the acceptance of N17 hunger striker Dimitris Koufontinas’ demands, including his transfer to Korydallos Prison in Athens where he can access better medical treatment and see visitors.
Protesters gathered in the central Greek city of Volos on the 6-month anniversary of the death of Vasilis Maggos, a 27-year-old who was mysteriously found dead one month after being brutally beaten by police at an environmentalist demonstration against burning trash. Vasilis had been left with many ribs broken until he was close to dying from asphyxiation and dehydration; police then took him to a freezer and gave him water drop by drop.