Protesters in Richmond took to the streets under the banner of Black Lives Matter 757, with an attendance of about 50 people, going from the central Robert E. Lee statue to City Hall. Multiple were detained, with almost a dozen arrests after the police halted another peaceful caravan through the city.
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.
Protesters rioted all across West Philadelphia after the police shooting of a mentally ill man earlier in the day, with over 30 police officers injured and 91 demonstrators arrested. Many areas in the city experienced heavy-handed clashes between protesters and riot police, with cars driving through crowds in some areas. Several police cruisers were captured and burnt.
Thousands of protesters in Warsaw took to the streets after the Constitutional Court of Poland tightened restrictions on abortion further than they already were, removing abnormalities in a fetus as cause for a termination of pregnancy. Demonstrators marched across the city, blocking several metros and major roads, before arriving at the Constitutional Court and condemning its decision before dispersing.
Demonstrations occurred across Iraq against the administration of Mustafa Al-Kadhimi (Al-Kazemi), against whom outrage has been widespread for opening fire and killing 7 civilians in Baghdad during a demonstration earlier in October. It is estimated that at least 10,000 people took part in these protests.