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.
A protest took place on the 3rd of October in Washington D.C. to commemorate Wide Awakes Day, dedicated to turning out voters in a time when voter suppression is commonplace and many see voting as a waste of time that won’t cause change; about 600 protesters took part in the march, that went through the downtown of the city.
Thousands of protesters in Nantes marched against a reformation of the unemployment insurance system, recent mass layoffs in both the public and private sector, as well as job insecurity in France. Several trade unions called for the day of the demonstration, as well as many smaller organizations and groups.
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.