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.
Dozens of protesters gathered in the Chilean city of Talagante after a femicide occurred that morning, with demonstrators facing off with police and demanding justice to be exacted against the perpetrator. A banner was also unfurled during the march, reading “Quien ama no mata, no humilla, ni maltrata”.
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Seattle hours after Biden was inaugurated, demanding the abolition of ICE in a direct action march of targeted destruction against companies that work with those who carry out deportations. Starbucks, a notorious pro-police company, and Amazon were both targeted during the demonstration before police showed up and brutally arrested a few people.