Hundreds of cyclists biked down and blocked the Alameda in protest of the Chilean Ministry of Transportation’s incompetence in solving cases of murdered cyclists, also demanding the release of all political prisoners of the 18th of October Uprising.
Dozens of protesters returned to the streets of Minneapolis for a 2nd day after the police murder of Winston Smith in his car by undercover US Marshals. Demonstrators blocked roads with cars until their tires were slashed by police and towed, after which the crowd burned a dumpster and 10-20 arrests were made.
The 31 day-long strike continues at the Total-owned Grandpuits oil refinery, in which 700 jobs are threatened of being removed by Total under the excuse of fighting climate change. These company claims have been challenged by the construction of a 1500km-long pipeline in Uganda, which has been accused of being built under terrible human right conditions.
Protesters in Antofagasta returned to the streets on the birthday of Piñera, the widely hated President of Chile, demanding his immediate resignation. The march went through Bonilla in the city, with heavy police repression almost immediately occurring. Protesters then returned in the hundreds for the night march, which was not attacked by police.