Regional Overview: Europe
20-26 February 2021

Last week, demonstration activity in Russia decreased significantly. In Greece, demonstrations continued against the newly-adopted university security law and in support of an imprisoned gunman on hunger strike. Meanwhile in Spain, demonstrations in response to Pablo Hasel’s arrest significantly increased and sparked greater violence. Demonstrations continued in relation to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic,…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
20-26 February 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, demonstrations against the military coup in Myanmar continued amid increased use of force by government authorities against demonstrators. Two demonstrators were killed when police fired into a crowd of demonstrators. Mass demonstrations were also held across the country as part of a “22222 Uprising” campaign on 22 February. Meanwhile, fresh…

Regional Overview: South Asia
20-26 February 2021

Last week in South Asia, violent events involving Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants increased in Pakistan. Indian security forces ramped up operations in the Red Corridor, while Maoist rebels continued targeting police teams. Pakistan and India agreed to strictly observe the ceasefire agreement along the disputed Kashmir border. Demonstrations against the government’s recent farm laws continued…

Regional Overview: Africa
20-26 February 2021

Last week in Africa, the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed during an attack on a World Food Programme convoy; the Libyan Interior Minister survived a shootout in Tripoli; and hundreds of schoolgirls were kidnapped during the latest school attack in Nigeria. In Algeria, demonstrators commemorated the second anniversary of the…