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: Europe
11-17 October 2020

21 October 2020

Last week, demonstration activity across Eastern Europe continued at low levels. Large demonstrations continued in Belarus against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko. Anti-government demonstrations in support of former Governor of Khabarovsk Sergei Furgal continued in Russia for the 99th day, though at a diminished scale. Meanwhile, the conservative Turkish-backed candidate won presidential elections in Northern…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
11-17 October 2020

21 October 2020

In Southeast Asia last week, fighting between the military and ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) decreased in Myanmar relative to the week prior. Meanwhile, the election commission’s decision to cancel voting for the 8 November general election in various townships in Rakhine and Shan states because of ongoing fighting sparked opposition from various parties. Demonstrations were…

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Regional Overview: South America
4-10 October 2020

14 October 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues continued across the region. Meanwhile, political killings took place in Colombia, and social and political unrest was reported  in Chile and Venezuela. In Brazil, armed clashes continued between armed groups and state forces.  The number of coronavirus pandemic-related demonstration events significantly declined across the region in…

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Regional Overview: United States
4-10 October 2020

14 October 2020

Fewer demonstration events were reported in the United States last week compared to the week prior. Demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement continued, but decreased by nearly one-third relative to the previous week. In Denver, Colorado, a person was fatally shot following a demonstration by a right-wing group, while counter-demonstrators associated with…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
4-10 October 2020

14 October 2020

Last week in the Middle East, a truck bomb explosion reportedly led to the deaths of 18 civilians in Syria, while two former opposition figures were killed in an armed attack by unknown gunmen. Anti-government demonstrations were reported in Iraq, Turkey, and Iran. Demonstrations were also reported in Palestine following the fatal shooting of a…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
4-10 October 2020

14 October 2020

Last week in East Asia, there was an increase in protests held by pro-establishment groups in Hong Kong. Protests centered around support for the decision to revoke the qualification of a teacher who allegedly promoted independence, which the pro-establishment camp opposed. North Korea unveiled a new weapon at the 75th anniversary of the ruling party…

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