Ashik KC is the US Research Manager at ACLED. He holds an MA in Peace and Conflict Research and a PhD in Political Science. His research interests include ethno-territorial conflicts and the role of regional organizations in conflict resolution.

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: United States
27 September-3 October 2020

Demonstrations declined in the United States last week compared to the week prior. Demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement continued, but decreased by more than half relative to the previous week. Violent demonstrations were reported in Oregon, Washington, and Kentucky. Confrontations between pro-Trump and BLM supporters were reported in Oregon. Similar to…

Regional Overview: United States
13-19 September 2020

Fewer demonstration events were reported in the United States last week compared to the week prior. The highest number of demonstration events were reported over issues related to the coronavirus pandemic, followed by demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Parents and students demonstrated across the country, demanding the resumption of in-person teaching.…

Regional Overview: United States
30 August-5 September 2020

Last week in the United States, the overall number of demonstrations decreased compared to the week prior. Demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement decreased nationwide. However, in New York, demonstrations increased following the release of body-camera footage depicting the detention of Daniel Prude, a Black man, by officers of the Rochester Police…