Dozens of protesters gathered outside of the Maximum Security Prison of Chile, demanding total amnesty of political prisoners of the 18th of October Uprising. They also demanded that the state respect Article 169 on the freedom of indigenous peoples, and an immediate restitution of visits to prisoners who have been kept in isolation under the excuse of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Thousands of protesters descended on Plaza Dignidad and the Presidential Palace in Santiago on a day of national mobilization against the right-wing presidency of Sebastian Piñera, as part of the Estallido Social (Social Outbreak) that has gripped Chile since the 18th of October in 2019. Police responded with heavy repression, using water cannons & tear gas, but ultimately failed to quell the demonstration.
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Hundreds of protesters marched in Columbus after the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Black girl by police, gathering outside of the Columbus Police Department’s headquarters and marching to and back from the Ohio Statehouse, demanding the immediate prosecution of the officer responsible.
About 150 protesters gathered in front of the ICE facility in Portland to demand the abolition of the agency created in 2002, whose dismantling would legally be within Biden’s direct jurisdiction. DHS & Portland Police attacked the demonstration, using incredibly toxic amounts of the possibly carcinogenic HC tear gas, and making targeted arrests of medics and press.