Dozens of protesters gathered in the city of Heraklion on the island of Crete in opposition to a law proposed by the right-wing New Democracy party currently in control of the Greek government, which would restore police to universities for the first time since 1975.
Hundreds of Iraqis gathered at the Muhammad al-Qasim Highway to place barricades and disrupt activity as part of the anti-corruption protest movement, chanting slogans against Soleimani and Iranian intervention. The Iraqi government responded by sending dozens of security forces, with heavily militarized riot police assaulting protesters on foot.
Protesters in Athens gathered in solidarity with the November 17 political prisoner Dimitris Koufontina, who entered a hunger strike on January 8th demanding his transfer to a prison with less security and a greater assurance of his human rights. Police, who stated their presence was to “stop overcrowding” backed the demonstration into a wall and crowded them on their way to the Propylaea, where the protest later dispersed.