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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ACLED-Religion Overview
26 February-4 March 2022

10 March 2022

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, the commemoration of Muslim religious festivals triggered clashes and increased repression, while state authorities continued their repression of religious minorities. In Palestine, the commemoration of Al Isra’ wal Mi’raj (Night Journey and Ascension) of the Prophet Muhammad prompted clashes between Israeli police and Muslim worshippers at…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
26 February-4 March 2022

10 March 2022

Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, the Russian invasion of Ukraine entered its second week. The ongoing invasion prompted demonstrations in solidarity with Ukraine throughout the region, alongside a much smaller number of demonstrations in support of Russia. In France, an attack on a Corsican prisoner sparked demonstration activity. Meanwhile, fighting continued…

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Regional Overview: United States and Canada
26 February-4 March 2022

10 March 2022

Last week, the Russian invasion of Ukraine was the largest driver of demonstration activity in both the United States and Canada, amid a surge of demonstrations in solidarity with Ukraine. In the United States, the overall number of demonstration events significantly increased last week. In Canada, demonstration events in support of Ukraine almost doubled compared…

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Regional Overview: South America
26 February-4 March 2022

10 March 2022

Last week in South America, both violence and demonstrations decreased across the region compared to the week prior. In Colombia, electoral-related violence continued in Norte de Santander department, with unidentified gunmen killing a local campaign coordinator. Meanwhile, clashes between state forces and guerrilla groups were reported in Norte de Santander and La Guajira departments, while…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
26 February-4 March 2022

10 March 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, violence remained high amid gang-related attacks and clashes in Mexico, Honduras, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. In Mexico, factional disputes within the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) resulted in at least 17 killings in Michoacán state, while members of the Gulf Cartel clashed with police officers and…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
26 February-4 March 2022

10 March 2022

In the Middle East, political violence increased in Yemen last week after several weeks of continued decrease, although it remains at relatively low levels. Last week’s increase was primarily the result of renewed fighting in Marib governorate, while hostilities continue in Hajjah. In Syria, overall levels of violence decreased in all areas. In Iraq, violence…

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