Students at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) began protests after the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) refused to give out the December allowances given to all students of South Africa. Demonstrators then proceeded to block the university’s entrances with burning barricades, before being attacked by police, leading to several arrests.
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Pereira for a 2nd consecutive day, as part of a general strike in opposition to neoliberalism and a tax hike in Colombia which would increase taxes on basic goods and services like utility bills. Police attacked the demonstration but were repulsed by the crowd, which stood its ground.
Hundreds of Kurds gathered in the city of Said Sadiq/Saydsadq in the Iraqi Kurdish administration, burning down all buildings belonging to the government and political parties following the suppressing of worker strikes earlier in December. Smoke clouds could be seen from miles away due to the burning of the aforementioned structures, including the town hall and municipal office.