Dozens of protesters gathered at the Canadian capital of Ottowa to protest against the Ethiopian & Eritrean war and genocide of the separatist Tigray people, with over 55,000 refugees in the conflict. Demonstrators called on the UN to quickly halt the war, before any further massacres of the Tigrinya people occurred.
Hundreds of Thai protesters returned to the streets of Bangkok, demanding the end of the monarchy and the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut, a general who assumed power in a coup in 2014 and is widely held responsible for the lack of access to COVID vaccines. Police repressed the protest, leading to clashes throughout the day.
Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Colorado State House in Denver, demanding that the United States intervene in the Ethiopian-Eritrean war and genocide on the breakaway Tigray nation. As of now, thousands of civilians have been killed and over 60,000 refugees have fled to Sudan, with an unknown amount in other countries. Many allegations have been made of rape, looting, and bombing of civilian targets as well, perpetrated by Eritrea as well despite Tigray being in Ethiopia.
Around 300 protesters in Frankfurt marched after a 19-year-old Iraqi refugee died in a hospital after being arrested for possession of marijuana. While in custody, Qosay Sadam Khalaf “collapsed” in his cell and was taken to a hospital, where he ended up dying. Police attacked the demonstration, kicking and punching protesters without provocation.