Thousands of protesters across Chile marched against the approval of the new open-pit Dominga mine, which threatens the ecosystem of the Humboldt Archipelago, one of the most biodiverse in the world. After it was approved, widespread clashes occurred, centered around La Serena, the capital of the Coquimbo region in which the mine was being built.
Thousands of protesters in Thessaloniki marched after brutal police repression against a student occupation of the Aristotle University rector’s office, with 31 arrests being made and dozens of officers in riot gear blocking anyone from entering that area of the campus. As demonstrators pushed towards the courts, police released the 31 students to meet the elated crowd, singing chants against law enforcement.
The city of Ancud in Chile barricaded most entry and exit roads as Chile entered its 4th week of quarantine, stating that the citizens of the town had a complete lack of basic resources to survive. Protesters state that quarantine would continue to be opposed until the town could be assured that enough supplies could come through to survive.