Protesters in Washington D.C. protested after the death of Karon Hylton at the fault of the police, who stopped Hylton in the middle of a road, who then proceeded to be hit by a car directly. He died soon after due to injuries, and protests began with his mother and father going to the police station and being pepper-sprayed several times. Many arrests were made, with over 100 cops deployed.
Over 10,000 protesters marched in the Athens district of Nea Smyrni after a couple in a park was attacked by police for supposedly violating COVID guidelines. Police attacked demonstrators with flashbangs and tear gas, which resulted in the crowd assaulting one police officer and leaving him with a nonfatal head injury. For the rest of the night, police ran around the area, brutally assaulting anyone who approached them.
Lebanese university students marched in Beirut demanding the overturning of the increase of tuition and the dollarization of fees, moving through Hamra, as well as LAU and Haigazian universities. The military responded by tear-gassing the students, leading to widespread looting and fires across the Hamra neighborhood of Beirut.
The protests in Colombia have broadened to a national appeal, and have become more organized. 14 people have been killed so far, and the injury toll has increased above 400. Protesters have burned down over 56 police stations, and many of them have been converted into People’s Libraries and community centers.