Regional Overview: South America
4-10 October 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues continued across the region. Meanwhile, political killings took place in Colombia, and social and political unrest was reported  in Chile and Venezuela. In Brazil, armed clashes continued between armed groups and state forces.  The number of coronavirus pandemic-related demonstration events significantly declined across the region in…

Regional Overview: United States
4-10 October 2020

Fewer demonstration events were reported in the United States last week compared to the week prior. Demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement continued, but decreased by nearly one-third relative to the previous week. In Denver, Colorado, a person was fatally shot following a demonstration by a right-wing group, while counter-demonstrators associated with…

Regional Overview: Africa
4-10 October 2020

Last week in Africa, clashes were reported between rival Islamist groups across the Sahel; demonstrators commemorated the October 1988 pro-democracy demonstrations in Algeria; and violent demonstrations erupted in eastern Sudan over the recently signed Juba peace agreement. Rival Islamist groups engaged in multiple clashed across the Sahelian countries of Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso. More…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
4-10 October 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, fighting intensified between state forces and ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) in Myanmar. In Indonesia, nationwide demonstrations against the omnibus law on job creation took place. In the Philippines, state operations against the Islamist group Abu Sayyaf remained ongoing. Meanwhile, in Thailand, anti-government demonstrations continued. In Myanmar, fighting intensified in Rakhine…

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
4-10 October 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, clashes between the military forces of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and de facto Artsakh Republic continued despite a humanitarian ceasefire brokered by Russia. In Afghanistan, violence continued between the Taliban and Afghan forces. The Taliban continued to target civilians working for the Afghan government. Additionally, the surprise announcement by…

Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
4-10 October 2020

Last week in the Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean region, demonstrations against tax reforms continued to climb in Costa Rica, as demonstrators pressure the government to pull out of negotiations of a loan with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In Guatemala and Mexico, women demonstrated against gender-based violence amid increasing rates of violence targeting women.…

Regional Overview: Europe
4-10 October 2020

Last week, demonstration activity across Eastern Europe continued at generally low levels. Major demonstrations continued in Belarus against the authoritarian regime of Alexander Lukashenko. Large demonstrations took place in Greece ahead of the announcement of a guilty verdict in the trials of the Greek neo-Nazi organization Golden Dawn.  In Belarus, authorities continued to crackdown on…