Last week in East Asia, the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) candidate and former prime minister, Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, won the presidential election, further consolidating the power of the MPP. In Japan, people took to the streets to oppose a bill that facilitates national referendums on constitutional amendments.…
Last week, in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, demonstrations took place against national and international government actions and protocols. In Belarus, demonstrations continued in support of political prisoners. In Russia, regular demonstrations resumed in defense of a detained former local governor in Khabarovsk.…
Last week in South Asia, fighting continued in Afghanistan as the Taliban gained control of new territory. In Pakistan, Baloch separatists and security forces clashed during military operations in Balochistan province.…
Demonstrations in the United States slightly increased last week compared to the week prior as demonstrators took to the streets for a variety of causes. Demonstrations supporting the LBGT community more than doubled, reaching their highest point since June 2020, amid Pride Month and the five-year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida (CNN, 13 June 2021).…
Last week in South America, protests erupted in Peru amid vote counting for the presidential elections, as one candidate raised allegations of fraud and sought to have tens of thousands of votes nullified.…
Last week in the Middle East, drone and missile attacks by the Houthis took a heavy toll on civilians in Yemen, while fighting significantly subsided in Yemen’s Marib governorate. Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition carried out a large number of airstrikes in the Sadah governorate.…
Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, levels of violence remained high. In Mexico, the number of attacks targeting candidates and government officials increased during the week of the elections.…
Last week in Africa, the Central African Republic (CAR) government resigned; France announced a new posture towards military operations in the Sahel and CAR; a communal militia carried out mass killings in Nigeria; and an explosion left dozens of Al Shabaab militants dead.…
The first installment in our new 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 California.
Last week across the Middle East and North Africa, a lull in events was observed in the first week of June. In Yemen, morality-related events in connection to the selling, consuming, or making of alcohol were reported.…
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