Regional Overviews

Our weekly analysis briefs break down the latest data on political violence and protest trends, highlighting potential early warning signs for closer monitoring.

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Regional Overview: East Asia
22-28 November 2020

2 December 2020

Last week in East Asia, three prominent pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong pleaded guilty to charges for their role in organizing an anti-extradition bill demonstration last year. There has been an increase in the number of arrests of pro-democracy figures in November. In Taiwan, a mass rally was held in Taipei and a brawl broke…

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Regional Overview: Africa
22-28 November 2020

2 December 2020

Last week in Africa, the Tigrayan capital of Mekele fell to federal forces in Ethiopia; intercommunal violence left dozens of people dead in Chad; and Boko Haram militants committed a massacre close to the Borno state capital in Nigeria, as state forces continued to launch operations against armed groups in the northwest. In Ethiopia, federal…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
15-21 November 2020

26 November 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, clashes between the military and ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) remained muted in Rakhine state, while fresh clashes were reported in Shan state and Mandalay region. Meanwhile, there was an increase in demonstration activity across the Southeast Asia region. In Myanmar, protests denouncing alleged electoral fraud were reported. In Thailand, the…

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Regional Overview: United States
15-21 November 2020

25 November 2020

Last week in the United States, the demonstration rate remained constant compared to the week prior. The largest number of demonstrations were related to the coronavirus pandemic, followed by those in support of President Donald Trump. Pandemic-related demonstrations doubled compared to the previous week. Meanwhile, demonstrations in support of President Trump decreased by more than…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
15-21 November 2020

25 November 2020

Last week in East Asia, graduates of the Chinese University of Hong Kong advocated for Hong Kong independence in lieu of a graduation ceremony in an act of defiance against the National Security Law. In Taiwan, the National Communications Commission’s decision not to renew the license of a pro-China broadcaster sparked new rounds of protests.…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
15-21 November 2020

25 November 2020

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, the number of demonstration events remained high. Anti-government demonstrations were reported in Guatemala, Haiti, and Costa Rica. In Guatemala, the approval of the 2021 budget amid suspicions of corruption led to discontent. In Haiti, the impunity of gangs and resulting insecurity continued to drive mobilization. In…

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