Two churches in the Chilean capital, Santiago, have been set on fire by protesters. More than 10,000 people took to the streets on Sunday (October 18th) to mark the one-year anniversary of violent protests calling for cuts in health care spending and increased budgets for education.
Security forces fired tear gas and water cannons at protesters as they tried to vandalize government offices. Instead, the protesters threw stones at police. More than 15 metro stations were temporarily closed as the situation in the vicinity of the capital continued to heat up.
More than 30 people were killed in violence during protests on October 16 last year.
Protests continued for the fourth day in a row in the Thai capital, Bangkok, on Sunday, in defiance of a police ban. Though the Prime Minister wanted to sit down for talks to stop the movement demanding the fall of the dictatorship and the reform of the monarchy, the proposal was rejected by the outraged people.
Earlier this month, 13 protesters arrested more than 80 people to date. They have also been demanded to be released immediately.
In France, people have been outraged by the public killing of a schoolteacher. In addition to the capital, Paris, thousands of people from all walks of life joined the procession in Leo, Marseille and Lille to protest the bloodshed, support teachers and protect freedom of expression.
More than a thousand protesters have taken to the streets of the capital, Prague, to protest the Czech government’s call for a lockdown. They took to the streets in defiance of government-imposed lockdowns and hygiene regulations because of the high rate of infection among European countries. Due to vandalism, violence to prevent the protesters with tear gas and water cannons at demonstrators, police fired rubber bullets. Several people were arrested during this time.