Protests took place in Manisa after the closure of a mine in Soma; authorities refused to pay the Somali workers their salary after the closure of the mine, inciting a strike and subsequent protests in the area. A solidarity protest also took place in the Kadıköy region of Istanbul by anarchists.
About 50 abolitionists gathered at the minimum-security federal prison for men in Laval, Quebec, setting off fireworks, banging on pots and pans, and yelling chants in solidarity with those inside during the New Years’ noise demo. Prisoners at the jail have been kept in isolation from months, with limited to no access to the gym or library and no visits from family.
Greek vegan anarchists in Athens gathered on New Year’s Eve to protest against speciesism and brutality on animals, by the form of mass confinement and murder for meat and other products. Demonstrators marched to Kato Patisia and Agios Nikolaos, dropping leaflets and shouting slogans in front of butchers and fishmongers. Before dispersing, a banner was dropped in the Cyprus park of Patision, after which the march ended.
Demonstrators took the palace of the Oba of Lagos on the 21st, and walking out with the Oba’s staff demonstrating his ceremonial defeat. The Oba is a ceremonial leader of Lagos by Yoruba tradition, and has become very unpopular from recent protests. On the 22nd, protesters also discovered a locked warehouse meant for citizens but enclosed by the government housing COVID supplies, and looted it.