Regional Overview: South America
13-19 March 2021

Last week in South America, demonstrations increased compared to the previous week. Anti-government demonstrations continue to take place in Paraguay, while thousands protested in Bolivia following the arrest of former interim President Janine Áñez (Bolivia.com 16 March 2021). In Peru, demonstrations were reported across the country as transport workers went on strike to demand a…

Regional Overview: Europe
13-19 March 2021

Last week, demonstration activity in Europe continued to increase, despite ongoing lockdown restrictions. In the United Kingdom, the murder of a 33-year-old woman sparked a large demonstration movement to reclaim the streets as safe spaces for women. In Belarus, demonstrations against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko and in support of political prisoners continued. In Russia,…

Regional Overview: Africa
13-19 March 2021

Last week in Africa, Islamist militants launched deadly attacks in the border region between Mali and Niger; heavy fighting was reported in the Oromia and Tigray regions of Ethiopia; and a former president declared himself the leader of the Coalition of Patriots for Change rebel alliance in the Central African Republic. In Ethiopia, Tigray People’s…