Anarchists in Uruguay set fire to barricades on the Route 10 seaside highway, demanding the immediate release of subversive prisoner Marcelo Villarroel, and in memory of comrade Mauricio Morales and all fallen prisoners of the anarchist social war.
Hundreds of inmates in the St. Louis Justice Center protested for court dates, breaking windows and setting objects on fire to demand a trial for many detained in the facility, some of which have gone without a date set for their charges for well over a year.
Around 35 protesters in New York gathered at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center amid reports of cold, confined, unhealthy, and unsafe conditions inside, as well as the war on crime in the city that keeps filling up jails.
Over 100 prisoners in the St. Louis Justice Center took over part of the prison, breaking open windows to the joy of many outside who gathered under the facility, dancing and chanting in solidarity with the inmates who said their human rights have been violated and PPE has been denied to them.
Dozens of protesters in Ft. Lauderdale marched in Las Olas against a law proposed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, which is seen by many as repressive due to its possible legalization of running over protesters who are blocking roads, and making participating in an unlawful assembly a felony. Protesters marched to a local jail, banging pots and pans and chanting slogans to the inmates who banged on their windows in support.
About 150 protesters gathered in Tacoma following an incident the previous day in which a police cruiser ran over a crowd spectating a street racing event. Demonstrators placed burning barricades on the street, marching to a local prison to make noise for the inmates, as well as smashing windows of state institutions along the way. Police failed to kettle the demonstration, which resulted in very few arrests.
Abolitionists in the California Bay broke windows and tagged graffiti on the South San Francisco courthouse, and stated that the action was inspired by successful hits in Vacaville and San Francisco, where no arrests occurred. The glass of the front entrance was entirely shattered, and the face was used as a canvas for political slogans.
German anarchists gathered outside of the Stammheim Prison in Stuttgart in solidarity with prisoners inside the jail, including 4 antifascists and alleged members of the PKK who have been kept inside the facility from months to years on end.
Activists dropped a banner at the New York Public Library in Midtown, demanding the abolition of ICE and immediate, permanent protection for the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.
Dozens of German anarchists in Stuttgart participated in the yearly noise demo at the JAV Stammheim, in solidarity with several political prisoners in the jail on various charges, from assaulting fascists to being members of the PKK, classified by the EU as a terrorist organization.
Dozens of protesters in Olympia gathered at the Thurston county jail, giving a noise and light demo to those caged inside the prison by the state. Police were unable to settle the fast-moving group, and no arrests ultimately occurred.
100 protesters gathered in Minneapolis for a New Year's noise demo outside of prisons, following suit with dozens of other cities across the world. Confrontations with police occurred, with 21 people arrested and 12 booked at the protest.
30 Greek anarchists gathered outside of a prison in the Cretan city of Chania, near the rural prisons of Agyia. Demonstrators lit sparklers, launched fireworks, and chanted slogans to let those inside know that there exist people fighting for a world without jails.
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