Regional Overview: United States
30 January-5 February 2021

Demonstrations in the United States continued to decline last week following the Capitol riot in early January, decreasing by approximately one-third compared to the week prior. No large ‘Stop the Steal’ rallies supporting former President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election fraud were reported for the first time since the 2020 presidential election. Meanwhile, unrest…

Regional Overview: United States
16-22 January 2021

Demonstrations across the United States continued at slightly lower levels last week compared to the week prior as the Office of the President transitioned from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. Although the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned of potential violence during the transition of power, all demonstrations across state capitals and Washington, DC remained…

Regional Overview: United States
13 December 2020-8 January 2021

While demonstrations in the United States continued on a downward trend through the end of 2020, they began to resurge in the first week of 2021. With President Donald Trump’s continued refusal to accept the election results (The Hill, 6 January 2021), ‘Stop the Steal’ rallies continued across the country, culminating in significant unrest in…

Regional Overview: United States
6-12 December 2020

Last week, demonstrations in the United States increased by over a quarter relative to the week prior. Demonstrations related to the coronavirus pandemic increased by more than 50%. Violent demonstrations, as well as demonstrations with police intervention, account for 10% of all demonstration events — double what was recorded during the previous week. Demonstrations in…

Regional Overview: United States
29 November-5 December 2020

Last week, the overall number of demonstrations in the United States remained static relative to the week prior. Pandemic-related events again accounted for the highest number of demonstrations. ‘Stop the Steal’ rallies continued across the country as President Donald Trump released a White House video repeating his allegations about widespread voter fraud, reinvigorating portions of…

Regional Overview: United States
22-28 November 2020

Last week in the United States, demonstrations decreased by half compared to the week prior. Demonstrations have declined overall in the weeks since the election. With President Donald Trump officially authorizing the transition process for President-elect Joe Biden as legal efforts to overturn the election results repeatedly failed in court (Reuters, 23 November 2020; New…