Youth in Vienna rioted on New Year’s, looting and damaging several businesses and setting off fireworks in the Reumannplatz. Several clashes with police occurred, but resulted in very few arrests of young people heavily armed with fireworks.
Hundreds of protesters in Santiago took to the streets to demand the release of all political prisoners of Chile’s social uprising which began in 2019, as well as the resignation of right-wing President Sebastian Piñera. Police arrived with newly made militarized gear, including a tank never seen before, and furnished armored vehicles, one of which was used to drive into a demonstrator.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the cathedral in Santiago at the Plaza de Armas, demanding amnesty for all political prisoners of the 18th of October Uprising. Many family members of those caged for months in isolation for rising up against the state were also present and gave speeches to protesters and the press.