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: United States and Canada
16-22 April 2022

28 April 2022

Demonstration levels remained steady in the United States while declining moderately in Canada last week. Demonstrations calling for action to address the climate crisis rose significantly in both countries, coinciding with the commemoration of Earth Day on 22 April. Demonstrations in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement increased in the United States during…

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Regional Overview: South America
16-22 April 2022

28 April 2022

Last week in South America, a demonstration by Bari and Wayuu Indigenous people in Venezuela turned violent following the intervention of local residents and police forces. In Colombia, the Gulf Clan and the Self-Defense Conquerors of Sierra Nevada continued to clash in the Magdalena department. In Brazil, a ‘New Cangaço’ armed group clashed with state…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
16-22 April 2022

28 April 2022

Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, the Russian military invasion of Ukraine continued, with Russian forces increasing operational focus on the Donbas region. Demonstrations against the invasion across the European region continue to be prevalent, with anti-war rallies continuing in Russian cities, despite intimidation by the state. Elsewhere, the government in Northern…

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Regional Overview: East Asia Pacific
16-22 April 2022

28 April 2022

Last week in the East Asia Pacific region, local defense groups in Myanmar coordinated attacks against military bases and police stations, as the military violently suppressed anti-coup demonstrations. North Korea conducted its 13th missile test of the year. In the Philippines, security forces at a fruit plantation attacked a meeting between a leftist presidential candidate…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
16-22 April 2022

28 April 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, violence increased amid anti-gang security operations in El Salvador and Haiti and conflicts between gangs in Mexico and Haiti. Meanwhile, in Mexico, unidentified armed groups carried out targeted attacks against local government officials in Tlaxcala state. In Jamaica, the killing of a civilian by military officers…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
16-22 April 2022

28 April 2022

Last week in the Middle East, political violence levels decreased in Yemen during the third week of the two-month UN-sponsored truce, which came into effect on 2 April. Meanwhile, Turkey launched a large-scale operation targeting the Syrian Democratic Forces (QSD) in northern Syria and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, with a clash…

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