Regional Overview: United States
17-23 April 2021

Demonstrations in the United States continued to increase last week, rising by about a quarter compared to the week prior. This upward trend is largely driven by a 77% increase in demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement amid a series of high-profile police killings of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) as well as the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty of murdering George Floyd.…