Members of the Philadelphia Chapter Sunrise Movement protested outside of President-elect Joe Biden’s de facto headquarters, demanding that he keep his pledges to protect the climate and enact sweeping pro-environmental legislation. Demonstrators then proceeded to march through downtown, and dispersed after that.
Dozens of protesters gathered in Paris in solidarity with migrants being evicted from their camp by the French police, with many being assaulted, a journalist among them. Police violently tore up tents as protesters chanted ‘No Justice, No Peace!’ After police exited the area, activists and migrants cheered them off, before returning to tear-gas and attack activists and refugees.
Thousands of Tunisians returned to the streets 10 years after the Arab Spring, demanding change to the country’s endemic corruption and lack of social services to fit the needs of the people and those in renewed poverty as a result of the COVID pandemic. Despite widespread police repression with tear gas and beatings, protesters held strong in many cities across the country.