More than 1,000 protesters gathered in West Philadelphia for a protest, which, after clashes with police, quickly devolved into a riot, with teams of people looting Walmarts and the stores of other large corporations. Many cops were injured and were entirely pushed back from the city after the National Guard failed to arrive.
Thousands of protesters in Bucaramanga took to the streets for a 4th consecutive day in opposition to an increase of taxes on basic goods and services and the privatization of hospitals. Police attacked the demonstration with tear gas and stun grenades, with clashes continuing throughout the day at the Industrial University of Santander.
Dozens of protesters in Antofagasta took to the streets demanding the resignation of president Sebastian Piñera, famous for exacerbating disastrous neoliberal policies in Chile. Demonstrators also called for the abolition of the country’s national police force, the Carabineros, long marred by accusations of human rights abuses.