Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
20-26 September 2020

Last week, the number of demonstration events remained high in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. In Costa Rica, people demonstrated against the rise of taxes and austerity policies, while in El Salvador, war veterans demanded the payment of their pensions. In Panama, demonstrations over job losses were reported. In Mexico, teachers blocked train tracks…

Regional Overview: Europe
20-26 September 2020

Last week, demonstration activity across Eastern Europe continued at generally low levels, similar to previous weeks. In Belarus, demonstrations against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued as he conducted a closed presidential inauguration. Belarusian state forces continued to arrest and use violence against demonstrators.  In Belarus, demonstrations against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued in…

Regional Overview: South America
20-26 September 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues continued across the region. Meanwhile, social and political unrest was reported in Colombia, Bolivia, and Venezuela. In Brazil, armed clashes continued to take place between armed groups and state forces.  The number of pandemic-related demonstrations slightly decreased last week across the region in comparison to the…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
20-26 September 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, civilian displacement continued in Rakhine state in Myanmar amid ongoing shelling. Meanwhile, election-related violence has been on the rise. Demonstrations also continued across the region. In the Philippines, people protested to mark the anniversary of the imposition of martial law by former President Ferdinand Marcos in 1972. In Indonesia, demonstrations…

Regional Overview: Africa
20-26 September 2020

Last week in Africa, Kenyan and Somali forces clashed following a Kenyan military incursion into Somalia; secessionist violence was reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, and Ghana; and anti-government demonstrations were reported in Egypt and Cameroon. The killing of three civilians by Kenyan state forces in Somalia’s Gedo region prompted large anti-Kenya demonstrations…