100 protesters gathered in Portland to demonstrate against the ongoing war in Tigray, a breakaway province of Ethiopia. Organizers called on the UN to take action amid accusations of genocide and at least 50,000 refugees and thousands dead, with ethnic Tigrinya people persecuted across the east African country.
Thousands of protesters in Popayán took to the streets for a 4th day to demand the fall of the Tributary Reform, which would increase taxes on basic goods and services, as well as the privatization of hospitals and most healthcare. Police attacked the demonstration, tear-gassing the crowd and dispersing protesters across the city by nightfall.
Protests in Namibia have been sparked due to government inaction against the murder of women across the country, with thousands of people taking to the streets against the lack of action by the state. Femicide has been skyrocketing in recent months, and critics say that nothing is being done to stop it.
Protests continued in Noumea and other parts of New Caledonia against the sale of nickel mines to a Brazilian megacorporation, with French loyalists breaking the headlines. A blockade was set up of the Païta road in a suburb of Noumea, with vigilantes guarding it with hunting rifles and waving the French flag, raising many concerns about civil war.