Regional Overview: East Asia
11-17 October 2020

Last week, demonstration activity slightly increased across East Asia. In Hong Kong, pro-establishment groups protested for the second consecutive week. Protests were in support of the Education Bureau’s decision to revoke a teacher’s professional qualification after the teacher allegedly promoted independence. In Taiwan, a forced eviction case sparked a rare violent demonstration in the capital,…

Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
11-17 October 2020

Last week in Mexico, Central America and Caribbean region, demonstrations against the negotiation of a deal between Costa Rica and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) decreased following the president’s call for a national dialogue. In Mexico, people affected by floods caused by the Gamma tropical storm set up several roadblocks and demanded financial support from…

Regional Overview: Africa
11-17 October 2020

Last week in Africa, demonstrations against police brutality continued to gain traction in Nigeria; ongoing election-related demonstrations and violence were reported in Guinea and the Ivory Coast; and an Al Shabaab ambush resulted in Somalia’s deadliest clash of the year. In Nigeria, #EndSARS demonstrations against police brutality have continued to grow across the country. Several…

Regional Overview: Europe
11-17 October 2020

Last week, demonstration activity across Eastern Europe continued at low levels. Large demonstrations continued in Belarus against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko. Anti-government demonstrations in support of former Governor of Khabarovsk Sergei Furgal continued in Russia for the 99th day, though at a diminished scale. Meanwhile, the conservative Turkish-backed candidate won presidential elections in Northern…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
11-17 October 2020

In Southeast Asia last week, fighting between the military and ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) decreased in Myanmar relative to the week prior. Meanwhile, the election commission’s decision to cancel voting for the 8 November general election in various townships in Rakhine and Shan states because of ongoing fighting sparked opposition from various parties. Demonstrations were…