Thousands of protesters gathered in Madrid to demand the release of Pablo Hasel, the communist Catalan rapper arrested under charges of criticizing the monarchy. Demonstrators assembled in Puerto del Sol, where police attempted to kettle the crowd and assaulted several people. Hundreds of people then broke police lines, then also placing barricades and setting fires in the streets.
Protesters gathered in the central Greek city of Volos on the 6-month anniversary of the death of Vasilis Maggos, a 27-year-old who was mysteriously found dead one month after being brutally beaten by police at an environmentalist demonstration against burning trash. Vasilis had been left with many ribs broken until he was close to dying from asphyxiation and dehydration; police then took him to a freezer and gave him water drop by drop.