Havana has blamed the US sanctions for perpetuating an economic crisis that has forced people to come out in protest.
Thousands of Cubans took part in demonstrations, chanting: "Down with the dictatorship," as President Miguel Diaz-Canel blamed the uprising on the US pursuing a "policy of economic suffocation to provoke social unrest in the country."
Chow was released from prison after serving nearly seven months for her role in an unauthorised assembly during anti-government protests in the city in 2019.
Anti-government protests have raged for nearly a month across Colombia, and nowhere more fiercely than in Cali, a western city of more than 2 million people normally famed more for its tropical music than for social unrest.
Colombian unions, student groups and civil society members say they will continue their demonstrations, seeking social change amid intermittent talks between the government and strike organisers.
Since April 28, hundreds of thousands of Colombians have taken to the streets to show their frustrations against the government after poverty and violence soared during the pandemic.
Bogota’s tax proposal has triggered anger as ordinary people feel the government has burdened them, and not the rich, with fixing the pandemic-hit economy.
The week-long clashes have continued after security forces fired to disperse protesters, who were trying to storm the provincial government building using rocks and Molotov cocktails.
Protesters march in capital Tunis over lack of jobs and police response to ongoing demonstrations, in defiance of government ban on crowds amid coronavirus.
Ethiopian Human Rights Commission says at least 123 people were killed and some 500 injured amid one of worst outbreaks of ethnic violence in the country in years.
The clashes erupted after some of the protesters tried to set up tents in a public square, a week after similar, previously-erected protest tents in Basra and Baghdad had been removed.
Office of the Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha announced that he was not quitting, ignoring protesters' Saturday night deadline to resign.
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