The RAPP (Release Aging People in Prison) campaign demonstrated outside of the governor’s office, demanding the release of Arthur Green, a 70-year-old man who has been in prison for 44 years. He is currently dying of end-stage renal failure in prison hospice, and protesters call it inhuman to keep him away from his family during his last days.
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Hundreds of protesters in Santiago gathered for a round of demonstrations in support of Mapuche & anarchist political prisoners of the social war in Chile. Police attacked the demonstration with water cannons, making mass arrests of participants while other demonstrators threw rocks at their vehicles.
Dozens of students at the Industrial University of Santander protested on and shut down a road in front of the school, demanding the reopening of the school in order to continue to pursue their diplomas in an orderly manner with health measures in place to stop as many infections as possible.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Portland in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle, in support of BDS and immediately called for the end of US backing to the internationally designated apartheid state of Israel.
Young Panamanians protested against President Laurentino Cortizo’s decision to exclude people less than 25 years old from the “solidarity voucher”, giving people $100 per month to alleviate the COVID-19 pandemic’s financial stress. Students blockaded several roads in response to the decision, including the Balboa and Cinco De Mayo avenues. Police responded by opening fire with rubber bullets and arresting several students, taking them to a police station, and later releasing them without torturing them in any form.