Health workers in Santiago went marching in the dozens to the chamber of the National Congress, declaring a 72-hour-strike if the government did not fulfill its promise of higher wages, better working conditions, and a COVID bonus for hospitals. They held signs that said ‘Without resources, there is no health!’ among other slogans.
Protesters gathered in Athens at the office of Amnesty International in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, a former member of the N17 revolutionary group who entered a hunger strike on the 8th of January to demand his transfer to the Korydallos prison in Athens, which would enable him to see visitors and receive adequate medical treatment.
Police in Athens brutally assaulted over 100 protesters demonstrating in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, an imprisoned former member of the 17 November left-wing urban guerilla who entered a hunger strike on the 8th of January to demand his return to the Korydallos prison, where he will once again be able to see family and friends. Tear gas, flashbang grenades, and even the rare water cannons were deployed to contain a small crowd of people.