Thousands of unionized health workers and protesters in Santiago marched from Plaza Dignidad through the Alameda to the presidential palace to demand a larger public health budget and the resignation of Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, during daily protests that have been dubbed the Chilenazo.
Protests sparked in the central Somalian town of Galkayo amid anger over missing children; they were allegedly sent to the city of Asmara in Eritrea for military training, then deployed to Ethiopia and killed in the war and genocide against the northern breakaway province of Tigray. Police responded by opening fire into the crowd, causing numerous injuries but no reported deaths.
Hundreds of protesters in Neiva returned to the streets for the 4th day of a general strike in Colombia, demanding the overturning of the Tributary Reform, which would raise taxes on basic goods and services, and would also privatize hospitals and healthcare, which would make the health system similar to that of the US.
Around 1,500 protesters took to the streets of El Salvador’s capital, against president Nayib Bukele and his policies of militarization, constitutional violations, and adopting Bitcoin as a national currency. Police blocked off the path to the Legislative Assembly, causing confrontations but no clashes or arrests occurred.