A Year of COVID-19: The Pandemic’s Impact on Global Conflict and Demonstration Trends

The final report from our COVID-19 Disorder Tracker reviews ACLED’s special coverage of the pandemic’s impact on political violence and protest trends around the world over the past 12 months. Download Report Introduction March 2021 marks the first anniversary of the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). One year on,…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
20-26 March 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, the military junta in Myanmar continued its lethal crackdown on the anti-coup movement. In addition to suppressing demonstrations with excessive force, security forces have also been stepping up neighborhood raids that have resulted in more fatalities. In response to the indiscriminate use of force by security forces, anti-coup demonstrators have…

Regional Overview: Europe
20-26 March 2021

Last week, in Belarus, the regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued to respond to anti-government demonstrations with arrests and repression. In Russia, the opposition called for a new mass demonstration in support of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny. In the United Kingdom, demonstrations against a controversial bill that limits rights to protest grew and became violent…