Thousands of protesters returned to the streets of Barcelona for a 5th consecutive day of demonstrations demanding freedom for Pablo Hasel, a Catalan rapper imprisoned for criticizing the Spanish monarchy. Windows were smashed and barricades were burned before dozens of riot police brutally kettled and assaulted the crowd.
Ove 300 bikers sat-in El Parrón, demonstrating against a lack of regulations against drivers when driving near bikers, dozens of whom have been killed in recent weeks. Protesters joined the national bikers’ strike going on to pressure the government to change its measures and attitude towards the situation.
Protesters in Peru have been hit by shocking brutality from government forces, with helicopters filmed throwing tear gas from above. Tear gas and live bullets have been deployed all over the Lima district, with over 3 protesters registered dead. #PeruvianLivesMatter began trending on Twitter, accumulating more than 700,000 tweets. Many do not anticipate any positive developments happening in the protests.