Community members of the Villa El Alba neighborhood of Puente Alto protested against municipal incompetence from a power outage lasting over 32 hours, causing families and warehouses to have their food spoiled and many other supplies lost due to the summer rains that hit Chile.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Pereira for a 4th day of demonstrations in Colombia in opposition to tax hikes on basic goods and services as well as the privatization of healthcare. Police attacked the largely peaceful demonstration, resulting in clashes that occurred throughout the night in the city’s commercial center.
Thousands of protesters in Athens marched following police repression against students at the Thessaloniki Aristotle University, demanding the repeal of a law passed by the Ministry of Education allowing police to return to campus for the first time in decades. Demonstrators marched to Parliament, although avoiding clashes that had previously occurred in student demonstrations against the same law.