Demonstrators across North Brooklyn dropped banners against the NBK Pipeline, against which there was more significant resistance in October and early November. The pipeline passes through many black-majority neighborhoods and is projected to cause gentrification and pollution of North Brooklyn at the same time.
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Hundreds of protesters in Paris marched in opposition to authoritarianism and the far-right, decrying the rise of Islamophobia in France and increased police powers to carry out surveillance against political and religious minorities in the country, including leftist movements.
Police in Athens brutally assaulted over 100 protesters demonstrating in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, an imprisoned former member of the 17 November left-wing urban guerilla who entered a hunger strike on the 8th of January to demand his return to the Korydallos prison, where he will once again be able to see family and friends. Tear gas, flashbang grenades, and even the rare water cannons were deployed to contain a small crowd of people.
Dozens of protesters gathered for the weekly Black Action Coalition march for BLM in Seattle, shutting down a major road to demonstrate against the sweep that had occurred earlier in the day, chanting “All Cops Are Bastards!” and “No justice, no peace! Take it to the streets and fuck the police!”
Lebanese demonstrators gathered at several sites across the country to decry state repression against activists and incompetence in handling the nation’s recent crisis of hyperinflation and soaring gas prices. Protesters blocked roads with flaming tires and set the entrance of the Ministry of the Economy on fire.