Over the past two weeks in East Asia, demonstrations related to a recently proposed immigration bill and the upcoming Olympics continued to be held in Japan. In Mongolia, five lawmakers from the minority opposition Democratic Party (DP) ended their hunger strike after the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) agreed to investigate a recent decision taken by the electoral commission.…
In May 2020, Minneapolis police killed George Floyd, sparking a wave of protests across the United States. Building on initial research published in September 2020 in the wake of the first round of demonstrations, this report maps the protest movement through the beginning of 2021.
Abduction/forced disappearance events more than doubled in Nigeria last year. ACLED Nigeria Senior Researcher Dr. Olajumoke Ayandele and Research Analyst Curtis Goos unpack the data on the country’s kidnapping crisis, mapping the key players, targets, and trends.…
Ten years since the start of the war in Syria, conflict dynamics vary across each region of the country. This report maps the latest conflict developments, with a focus on the northwestern, southern,and eastern regions of Syria, including the impact of ongoing Israeli airstrikes.…
Demonstrations in the United States decreased last week for the second consecutive week, declining by approximately 11% compared to the week prior. The downturn is primarily driven by an over 50% decrease in demonstration events associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.…
Last week in Southeast Asia, people in Myanmar continued to demonstrate against the military junta, which seized power three months ago. Demonstrators stepped up calls for a boycott of the education system ahead of the reopening of higher education institutions on 5 May.…
Religious celebrations and events of important religious significance last week were met with repression, leading to violence across the Middle East and North Africa. In Egypt and Palestine, celebrations of Christian Orthodox Easter were limited, and at times suppressed due to coronavirus restrictions.…
Last week in the Middle East, protests were held in several countries in support of Palestinians as tensions escalated in East Jerusalem. Clashes were reported at the Al Aqsa mosque and in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.…
Last week, in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, demonstrations were reported across the region around International Labor Day, coronavirus-related measures, and in solidarity with demonstrators in Colombia. In Russia and Belarus, demonstrations against state repression and in support of political prisoners continued.…
Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstrations increased. Workers in different sectors demonstrated in several countries across the region on International Workers’ Day, demanding better working conditions and access to coronavirus vaccines.…
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