Regional Overview: United States
30 August-5 September 2020

Last week in the United States, the overall number of demonstrations decreased compared to the week prior. Demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement decreased nationwide. However, in New York, demonstrations increased following the release of body-camera footage depicting the detention of Daniel Prude, a Black man, by officers of the Rochester Police…

Regional Overview: South America
2 August-5 September 2020

Last month in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues continued across the region. Meanwhile, political killings in Colombia significantly increased, as did political unrest in Chile, Venezuela, and Guyana. In Brazil, armed clashes continued to take place between criminal groups and state forces. The number of pandemic-related demonstrations significantly increased across the region in the…

Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
2 August-5 September 2020

Last month in Central America and the Caribbean, demonstrations continued at high levels, though there was a sharp decline in events directly related to the coronavirus pandemic. In Mexico, protests were reported over a US-Mexico bilateral water treaty. In Haiti, the killing of a constitutional lawyer following a controversial interview sparked unrest across the country.…

Regional Overview: Europe
2 August-5 September 2020

From 2 August to 5 September, demonstration activity increased across Eastern Europe. Key developments include: a surge in demonstrations against the government of Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus following fraudulent elections; large demonstrations in Bulgaria against government corruption; and continued demonstrations in Russia against repressive actions by the government. In Belarus, demonstrations over dissatisfaction with electoral…

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
2 August-5 September 2020

Over the last month, key developments in Central Asia and the Caucasus include progress in Afghanistan’s upcoming peace talks, alongside ongoing violence, an IS resurgence, and clashes with Pakistan. In Kazakhstan, protests took place due to the economic and social impact of the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The worsening economy also sparked rare protests in Turkmenistan.…