About 100 protesters took part in a 3-hour march on the 8th of October against police violence in the city and nearby St. Paul, where dozens of black men have been disproportionately killed by police. Many also believe that the police reports claiming that those killed were armed can be forged with no other active witnesses being there a lot of the time.
Thousands of protesters in Medellín took to the streets against the Tributary Reform and neoliberal policy in Colombia, which would establish new taxes on basic goods and services and cripple the middle and lower classes. After police began attacking demonstrators, clashes began with looting becoming widespread later in the day.
Thousands of protesters gathered in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince to demand the resignation of US-backed president Jovenel Moise, seen by many as a tyrant who kills on behalf of the interests of neocolonial European & American interests, especially after his dissolution of Parliament in 2019. Police responded with extreme brutality, opening fire with live bullets and killing at least 1 activist.
Anti-government protesters in Tunis gathered at Human Rights Plaza to demand the release of imprisoned youth and activists during the new spring of demonstrations, marching to the city center and confronting a line of riot cops who blocked them from advancing. Protesters in response threw paint bombs, drenching the police, and smoking marijuana in front of them in defiance of the country’s outlawing of the drug.