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.…
Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, gang violence remained high. In Mexico and Haiti, several police officers were killed in clashes with gangs. In Haiti, the deaths of at least six police officers led to demonstrations throughout the country.…
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.…
Since 2019, Bolivia has been in a state of political turmoil. Accusations of election fraud during the presidential election that year led to the resignation of longtime President Evo Morales. This event motivated many Bolivians, including supporters of Morales’ party, the left-wing Movement for Socialism (MAS), to demand more transparency from both government institutions and political parties.…
ACLED's 2020 annual report reviews the past year of data on political violence and demonstration activity around the world. Access the full report as well as an executive summary of key findings below.
Last week, religious celebrations were met with violence and repression in several countries across the Middle East and North Africa. In Bahrain and Iraq, Shiite citizens commemorated the death of Imam al Kadhim, while in Palestine Muslim worshippers celebrated Isra and Miraj.…
Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, violence continued between Afghan forces and the Taliban in many provinces of Afghanistan, as Afghan militias also conducted a lethal operation targeting the Taliban.…
Demonstration events in the United States increased by approximately a quarter last week relative to the week prior. The increase is largely attributable to a surge in demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement around the beginning of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd (CBS News, 10 March 2021).…
Last week in the Middle East, fighting between Houthi and pro-Hadi forces continued in Yemen, with intense fighting reported in several governorates, including in Marib, Al Jawf, and Taizz. The Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes targeting Sanaa, while Houthi forces continued their drone and missile attacks against Saudi Arabia.…
Last week in East Asia, anti-nuclear groups demonstrated across Japan and South Korea on the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Marches took place across East Asia to raise awareness about sexual violence, sexual harassment, and discrimination against women to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March.…
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