Protesters in New York City gathered outside of the New York Times, condemning its pro-Azerbaijan coverage of the Nagorno-Karabakh war that has recently flared back up. Over 500 Armenians and their allies gathered, blocking access to the building for hours.
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About 150 protesters gathered in front of the ICE facility in Portland to demand the abolition of the agency created in 2002, whose dismantling would legally be within Biden’s direct jurisdiction. DHS & Portland Police attacked the demonstration, using incredibly toxic amounts of the possibly carcinogenic HC tear gas, and making targeted arrests of medics and press.
Dozens of servers, baristas, and other service workers blocked Highway 85 in Bogota to demand subsidies for their new unemployment from the Colombian government, requesting negotiations with the government for either a reopening of such spaces or a stimulus to keep workers on their feet. ESMAD (riot police units) attacked the demonstrators, beating several of them and deploying tear gas.
Over 5,000 protesters gathered to pay homage at the funeral of Luisa Toledo Sepúlveda, a leftist Mapuche activist known for continuing the legacy of her 3 sons murdered by the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile during the 1980s. Clashes with police and looting occurred along the caravan’s route, though the funeral itself occurred without incidents.
Demonstrators gathered outside of the Office of Human Rights in Cancún, setting fires and spray-painting street art. Riot police arrived at night, and opened fire with live rounds at protesters, injuring 3 with bullets and wounding dozens of activists and reporters with batons.