Regional Overview: United States
22-28 May 2021

While the number of demonstrations remained relatively consistent last week compared to the week prior, several trends affected the makeup of demonstrations in the United States. Notably, demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement surged across the country, rising nearly fourfold, as 25 May marked the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd (Associated Press, 26 May 2021).…