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.
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Anarchists in Uruguay set fire to barricades on the Route 10 seaside highway, demanding the immediate release of subversive prisoner Marcelo Villarroel, and in memory of comrade Mauricio Morales and all fallen prisoners of the anarchist social war.
Hundreds of protesters gathered at the scene of the police killing of 23-year-old Dolal Idd, son of Somali immigrants. Demonstrators stood off with police, later lighting a fire to keep warm in freezing temperatures and then dispersing after a short march.
Around 100 protesters in Portland marched to demand the halt of the Line 3 Tar Sands pipeline in Minnesota, which would possibly poison the local rivers in the area and compromise water supplies. Demonstrators first went inside several banks supporting the project, demanding the halt of funding for the pipeline, and then were attacked by DHS at the federal courthouse before later dispersing.
A protest took place in New York, around City Hall in the intersection of Centre and Chambers. Organizers demanded justice for Jonathan Price, another black man killed by police in Wolfe City, Texas. After the first wave of protests, Price’s killer was arrested.