Around 150 protesters in Portland gathered for a direct action after the federal courthouse was once again opened back up. After several broken windows and a small fire, a massive security force poured out of the facility and launched chemical weapons against protesters, including the highly toxic HC gas.
Dozens of protesters in Tripoli returned to the streets to demand an increase in living conditions amid a 24-hour lockdown & work stoppage imposed by the Lebanese government. Protesters first gathered at the municipality of Tripoli in the morning, meeting a huge military buildup at al-Nour Square, before later dispersing until nightfall where dozens more gathered at the Ministry of Social Affairs. Demonstrators then marched back to the city’s Hezbollah headquarters and al-Nour Square, before the Lebanese army then clashed with youth in a suburb of the city, where demonstrations ended for the night.