Thousands turned out for a 3rd day of mobilizations in Bangkok against the Thai monarchy and Prime Minister Prayut, a general who took power in a coup and is largely held responsible for the lack of access to vaccines in the country. Brutal police repression ensued, in which many were injured and one man lost his hand to a flashbang grenade.
Anti-government protesters in Tunis gathered at Human Rights Plaza to demand the release of imprisoned youth and activists during the new spring of demonstrations, marching to the city center and confronting a line of riot cops who blocked them from advancing. Protesters in response threw paint bombs, drenching the police, and smoking marijuana in front of them in defiance of the country’s outlawing of the drug.
Hundreds of youths in the city of Vic clashed with police to demand the release of political prisoner Pablo Hasel, a Catalan rapper arrested in Lleida under charges of insulting the Spanish monarchy. The city’s police station was smashed in, and burning barricades were placed to stop the advance of law enforcement.
Dozens of protesters participated in the everyday Black Lives Matter morning march in Seattle, demanding a 100% cut to the SPD’s budget and reinvestment towards the poorer communities of the city. Demonstrators also pursue amnesty for all political prisoners of the George Floyd Uprising and the halting of the construction of a youth jail.