Protesters in Athens gathered in solidarity with the November 17 political prisoner Dimitris Koufontina, who entered a hunger strike on January 8th demanding his transfer to a prison with less security and a greater assurance of his human rights. Police, who stated their presence was to “stop overcrowding” backed the demonstration into a wall and crowded them on their way to the Propylaea, where the protest later dispersed.
Police in the El Codito neighborhood of Usaquén in Northern Bogota opened fire at a jitney van, or unlicensed transport service, full of people, killing one minor and injuring 2 others. Later in the day, hundreds of protesters gathered outside of the local CAI police substation and were then attacked by ESMAD riot police.
Dozens of protesters took to the streets 19 days after the beginning of demonstrations demanding justice for Andrew Brown, an unarmed Black man killed by police in his driveway using assault rifles. Police kept a presence in the area, but did not attack the protest and allowed participants to peacefully disperse.