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.
Around 120 protesters in New York City marched to demand the abolition of ICE on the anniversary of the agency’s murder of Erick Diaz-Cruz, who was unarmed and shot in the face through his hand. Demonstrators crossed the Brooklyn Bridge to the New York State Attorney General’s office, where condemnations of the murder were given by speakers.
Right-wing groups held an anti-LGBTQ+ event in Toulouse on the 10th of October, which was met with strong opposition from a queer anarchist bloc. Police protected the right-wing march and tear-gassed the anarchists a total of 3 times, but eventually, the counter-protest managed to push back the march.
Over 200 protesters marched across Seattle on the 6th of November, demanding the defunding of the Seattle Police Department and the abolition of ICE. The protest included testimonies from many black and Hispanic organizers, and lasted nearly 3 hours. No clashes occurred with police, as there were other demonstrations also occurring in the area.