Thousands of demonstrators across Iran took to the streets against the Islamic Republic government and the Ayatollah, in a movement sparked by water shortages in the Arab province of Khuzestan. Police deployed live rounds against protesters, killing one, and crowds in several areas bombed police cars, burned tanks, and destroyed security cameras.
Protesters in Quito demonstrated against a deal between the government and the IMF, in which the Ecuador would earn a $6.5 billion credit, and to make sure it would be payed back, the sales tax would be increased from 12 to 15%. This sparked rioting in the capital, with police unable to suppress the tens of thousands who took to the streets.
Anarchists in the Southwest Youth Liberation Front gathered at the Central Juvenile Detention Center in Los Angeles to demand that all prisons for children be shut down, calling for no minor to be imprisoned in LA County and the United States. Police gathered in the dozens, detaining several participants and taking down personal information.
A group of protesters gathered at the ancient theater in Larissa and hanged a banner in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas, a former member of the revolutionary November 17 group who entered a hunger strike on the 8th of January to demand his transfer to the more humane Korydallos prison in Athens.