The third installment in our BLM State Spotlight series analyzes key trends in demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter movement -- as well as the response from law enforcement and far-right actors -- across Michigan.
Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, religious repression related to Eid Al Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) constituted the bulk of events. In East Jerusalem, clashes between Muslim worshippers and Israeli police were prompted by the co-occurance of Tisha B’Av — a Jewish day of mourning that marks the destruction of the First and Second Temples — and Eid Al Adha in the same week.…
Demonstration levels in the United States slightly decreased last week compared to the week prior. Demonstrations involving labor groups and healthcare workers demanding better work conditions surged, accounting for the largest share of demonstrations.…
Last week in the Middle East, hostilities flared up again in Al Bayda governorate in Yemen, while clashes continue in the south of Marib governorate. Along the Saudi border, Houthi forces launched an offensive against Sudanese forces.…
Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstrations remained high. In Haiti, people demonstrated to demand justice for the killing of President Jovenel Moise during the eve of and day of the president’s funeral service.…
Last week in South America, Pedro Castillo was declared Peru’s president-elect. Anti-government demonstrations increased in Colombia, while heavy fighting between armed groups led to the displacement of farmers. In Venezuela, citizens continued to protest amid a severe socio-economic crisis.…
Last week in East and Southeast Asia, anti-coup supporters in Myanmar marked the 74th anniversary of the assassination of independence hero General Aung San by vowing to continue resistance against the military regime.…
Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, government repression of civilians continued in Belarus and Turkmenistan. Meanwhile, coronavirus-related demonstrations turned violent in several countries in Europe. In Malta, a Somali man was targeted in a racially-motivated attack.…
Last week in South Asia, the Taliban and Afghan state forces continued to actively contest control of territories, despite a decrease in the number of violent events. In Pakistan, security forces launched operations against Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).…
A separate, weekly discussion of the ongoing conflict in Mozambique and Ethiopia can be found in the Cabo Ligado and Ethiopia Peace Observatory projects, respectively.
Last week, unsuccessful assassination plots were reported against the heads of the government in Mali and Madagascar; a Nigerian fighter jet was shot down by militia; and the “state of siege” operation was once again extended in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.…
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