Black anarchists and antifascist organizations gathered to demonstrate in Rockford, Illinois, against what they deem a new COINTELPRO, which manifests itself in felony charges for high-profile activists and suppressing protests by criminalizing demonstration against the government.
Hundreds of members of the FENATS medical workers’ union protested in the central city of Concepción to demand a higher budget for the health sector to combat COVID-19, including more infrastructure and raises for on-the-ground nurses and doctors. Many in the crowd also called for amnesty for political prisoners and the resignation of Piñera.
Thousands of protesters returned to the streets for a 5th consecutive day of demonstrations demanding freedom for Pablo Hasel, a Catalan rapper imprisoned for criticizing the Spanish monarchy. Windows were smashed and barricades were burned before dozens of riot police brutally kettled and assaulted the crowd.
Thousands of protesters in Pereira took to the streets for a 3rd day, demanding the withdrawal of the neoliberal Tributary Reform, which would raise new taxes on basic goods and services. Police brutally attacked the demonstration with tanks and tear gas, resulting in the local police substation being burned down.