Regional Overview: East Asia
19-25 July 2020

Last week in East Asia, the number of events increased slightly compared to the week before. In Hong Kong, citizens commemorated the 2019 Yuen Long attack. In mainland China, protests were triggered by consulate closures amid an ongoing diplomatic row with the US, and separately, police intervened in protests opposing illegal land appropriation. The North…

Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
19-25 July 2020

Last week, demonstration events remained relatively high in Central America and the Caribbean. Amidst coronavirus-related protests, the enforcement of lockdown policies led to two violent incidents in Haiti and Mexico. In Mexico, anti-government mobilization was reported for the fifth consecutive week and the lack of access to drinkable water generated unrest, while in Honduras, members…

Regional Overview: South America
19-25 July 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: a decline in demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues across the region; increased political unrest in Bolivia, Peru, and Chile; political killings in Colombia; and continued armed clashes between criminal groups in Brazil. The number of pandemic-related demonstration events decreased in the region last week. In Argentina, kindergarten owners…

Regional Overview: Europe
19-25 July 2020

Last week in Eastern Europe, demonstration activity slightly decreased. Key regional developments include: major demonstrations in Russia against what is perceived to be the politically motivated arrest of a governor in the Khabarovsk Oblast; widespread demonstrations in Belarus ahead of the August presidential election; and continued anti-government demonstrations in Bulgaria and Moldova. Anti-government demonstrations continued…

Regional Overview: South Asia
19-25 July 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: remote violence targeting civilians in Pakistan; a decrease in armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in India; continued coronavirus-related violence in India; and violence against journalists in Pakistan. In Pakistan, 17 people were injured when a bomb exploded at a busy open-air market in…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
19-25 July 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, civilians were displaced in Myanmar and the Philippines amid ongoing fighting between state forces and rebel groups. Additionally, demonstrations were reported against the killing of two Papuans by the military in Indonesia, and violence against protesters in Cambodia. Meanwhile, there was a surge in the number of anti-government demonstrations in…

Regional Overview: Africa
19-25 July 2020

Last week in Africa, Puntland forces launched operations against Islamic State forces in Somalia, the Islamic State staged significant attacks in Egypt’s North Sinai, and heavy intercommunal violence erupted in Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan. In Egypt, Islamic State launched a complex attack on military forces in the Bir Al-Abd area of North Sinai, centred…