Chileans placed barricades at the Villa Francia memorial on Curacaví street in Santiago, demanding the immediate release of all political prisoners.
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A vigil in honor of a young person who had recently passed away broke out into a riot in Swansea, Wales, in the United Kingdom, after police arrived to break up the gathering. Several cars were torched, and police cars were pelted with rocks, resulting in no arrests at the scene.
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of the Viña del Mar city in the Valparaiso metropolis on International Women’s Day, against government incompetence in combatting a rise in femicides as well as to demand safe and free abortions in all of Chile.
Feminist protesters gathered in Santiago against increased femicide, as well as demanding the resignation of Piñera and amnesty for political prisoners. Police attacked the peaceful demonstration with Water Cannon No. 60, arresting several and leaving many with chemical burns and scars.
Blockades of the Panamerican highway in Peru by farmers continued amid fears of a government crackdown as police began to march from Chincha to Ica, the center of the strikes against pro-business laws and deregulation of the agro-exporting business.