Protests in Belarus are now held just as much by women as men, due to the brutal detention of women in Minsk, being tossed into unmarked vans by their hair and beaten en route to jail. Demonstrations are still concentrated in Minsk, but remain active nationwide.
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.
An anti-American protest in Athens took place against the visit to the country by Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, who is seen by many Greek leftists as imperialist. America has a history of intervention in the region dating back to the 1800s, and is still well despised by the populace after backing the military dictatorship that lasted between 1967-1974.
Thousands of demonstrators across Iran took to the streets against the Islamic Republic government and the Ayatollah, in a movement sparked by water shortages in the Arab province of Khuzestan. Police deployed live rounds against protesters, killing one, and crowds in several areas bombed police cars, burned tanks, and destroyed security cameras.