Thousands of Tunisians returned to the streets 10 years after the Arab Spring, demanding change to the country’s endemic corruption and lack of social services to fit the needs of the people and those in renewed poverty as a result of the COVID pandemic. Despite widespread police repression with tear gas and beatings, protesters held strong in many cities across the country.
Hundreds gathered in Bogota for a memorial protest in honor of Dilan Cruz, a university student killed in the 2019 protests in Colombia. Demonstrators marched down the commercial sector of the city, running into police during the march. The two sides clashed, with protesters cursing out the police as they left, appearing unwilling to fight.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in the Peruvian capital of Lima, demonstrating against police impunity after 3 people were killed in a single day of farmers blockading the Panamerican highway. Organizers demanded charges for the killers and justice for the families of the murdered farmers at the agricultural strike.