Thousands of communists and protesters gathered in the Sindri neighborhood of Bandwan in West Bengal, demanding the scrapping of the 3 anti-farmer laws passed by the right-wing BJP government and to ensure fair & corruption free job recruitment for the youths of Bengal.
Anarchists gathered at the ESEIA (Journalists’ Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers) office in solidarity with the hunger strike of the former N17 member Dimitris Koufontinas, which began on the 8th of January to demand his transfer to the Korydallos prison in Athens where he will be able to see visitors and receive better medical care.
Thousands of protesters in Paris marched against reform of unemployment insurance, mass layoffs in the public sector, and job insecurity in France. Many massive trade unions participated in the demonstration, as did smaller organizations, demanding an immediate change in policy passed by neoliberal president Emmanuel Macron.
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Seattle hours after Biden was inaugurated, demanding the abolition of ICE in a direct action march of targeted destruction against companies that work with those who carry out deportations. Starbucks, a notorious pro-police company, and Amazon were both targeted during the demonstration before police showed up and brutally arrested a few people.
Hundreds of thousands of peasants and farmers stormed the capital of Delhi, clashing with police and occupying the Mughal-era Red Fort monument for the first time in the modern history of India. Although police began to use metal poles against protesters instead of wooden batons, and seemingly unending in their brutality, it was simply impossible to contain the Kisans who received local support.