Demonstrators gathered in the hundreds in San Francisco to protest against ICE, condemning its brutal treatment of immigrants and demanding the destruction of the wall and ban on undocumented immigrants. Over 20 progressive organizations took part in the march, including the Party for Socialism and Liberation and Democratic Socialists of America.
Dozens of protesters in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas gathered to demonstrate against Trump’s visit to the border wall, pointing out that the cost it takes to build 1 mile of wall could pay for 300,000 coronavirus vaccines. Abolish ICE organizers demanded the destruction of the wall, under the slogan #NotAnotherFoot, and made it clear that the community of the Rio Grande Valley was in opposition to its existence.
Hundreds of protesters returned to the streets of Tripoli to demand an increase in living conditions in the northern Lebanese city which is primarily Sunni Muslim, and far poorer than most parts of the country. Anger had mounted over a protester killed by live ammunition the day before, with a demonstration taking place at his funeral and protesters later torching the municipality building.
Police assaulted hundreds of protesters who gathered at Syntagma Square in solidarity with the Koufontinas hunger strike, deploying water cannons, pepper spray, and tear gas against the small crowd which was chased all the way to the National Library, where the remaining protesters were hit directly by a water cannon.