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
11-17 September 2021

23 September 2021

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, state authorities continued repressing communal religious practices under the pretext of curbing the spread of the coronavirus. In addition, they also targeted dissident religious minorities for repression. The Bahraini and Iraqi governments imposed restrictions on Shiite religious rituals and travel to limit the spread of the…

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Regional Overview: United States
11-17 September 2021

23 September 2021

Demonstration levels in the United States slightly decreased last week compared to the week prior, marking the lowest number of demonstration events since the beginning of July 2021. This decline stems from a continued downturn in demonstration events concerned with COVID-19, as demonstrations related to in-school mask mandates decreased by two-thirds last week. However, pandemic-related…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
11-17 September 2021

23 September 2021

Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, demonstrations took place in Russia calling for fair elections ahead of a parliamentary election from 17-20 September. In Portugal, Italy, Monaco, Austria, and the Netherlands, there was an increase in demonstration events opposing coronavirus restrictions. In Ireland and the United Kingdom, demonstrations demanding climate change action…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
11-17 September 2021

23 September 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstration levels increased. Amid the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Central America’s independence on 15 September, anti-government demonstrations were registered in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. In Mexico, migrants protested at the southern and northern borders demanding the right to travel and to continue their…

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Regional Overview: South America
11-17 September 2021

22 September 2021

Last week in South America, organized political violence levels continued at similar levels compared to the week prior, while demonstrations decreased. In Brazil, fighting between criminal groups intensified in the state of Rio de Janeiro over a territorial dispute, while anti-government protests continued to take place, albeit at lower levels. Military forces continued to clash…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
11-17 September 2021

22 September 2021

Last week in the Middle East, widespread demonstrations in southern Yemen led to the declaration of a state of emergency by the Southern Transitional Council (STC), while Houthi forces made territorial gains in both Al Bayda and Shabwah governorates. In Saudi Arabia, state forces reportedly tortured a Yemeni man to death on suspicions of links…

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