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.
The Nigerian state has begun a campaign of violence and massacres across the country, with SWAT and the military opening fire on protesters, murdering more than a dozen on the Lekki Toll Gate. There are also rumors that the government will shut down the internet, therefore beheading the ability of social media campaigning that the protesters currently have.
Hundreds of socialists & anarchists gathered in the Catalan city of Reus to protest against a rally organized by the far-right Vox party, with several confrontations occurring and riot police arriving on the scene. Although counterprotesters were physically blocked from chasing down the fascists, they were successfully forced to disperse.