Protesters gathered in the capital of Tigray, Mekelle, to demonstrate against war with Ethiopia and to allow humanitarian organizations to enter conflict zones. The Ethiopian government had issued a surrender ultimatum, but the Tigray People’s Liberation Front seems unlikely to accept it, which would cause further shelling of Mekelle and other major cities, as well as the prospect of a land invasion.
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Encarnación, the 3rd-largest city in all of Paraguay, demanding the government’s resignation after the collapse of the healthcare system, with medicine at a critically low level and elective surgeries stopped altogether. Demonstrators gathered at the Plaza de Armas in the Colorado District, burning barricades and singing chants against the standing regime.
Thousands of protesters returned to the streets of Haiti, demanding the fall of the Moise regime propped up by the United States and OAS. Demonstrators clashed with police after tear gas was fired by law enforcement, then followed by riot police opening fire on the crowd with automatic weapons, but with no deaths recorded.