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 of protesters in Sudan took to the streets on the anniversary of the end of the Khartoum Massacre in 2019, in which police and the military killed over 128 protesters and injured thousands during a sit-in at the nation’s capital. On the anniversary, demonstrators lit tires and blocked roads to demand the fulfillment of concessions demanded from the new government.
40 protesters gathered in Portland for a Black Lives Matter march after the decision made by the DOJ to acquit the murderer of Tamir Rice, moving from Director Park to SW Jefferson Street and then dispersing without any arrests made. Windows were broken, buildings were spray-painted, and paintballs were fired.