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: Southeast Asia
6-12 March 2021

17 March 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, dozens were killed in Myanmar as security forces continue to use violent measures to crack down on mass demonstrations. Meanwhile, the military junta stripped five independent media outlets of their licenses in an effort to further restrict reporting of events in the country. In Indonesia, protests against the extension of…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
6-12 March 2021

17 March 2021

Last week in South Asia, security forces stepped up operations against the Taliban and Baloch separatist militant groups in Pakistan. Indian military forces also conducted anti-militant operations in Kashmir to thwart possible attacks. Anti-government demonstrations against farm laws and increasing fuel prices continued in India. In Nepal, demonstrations declined as the Supreme Court ruled to…

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Regional Overview: South America
6-12 March 2021

17 March 2021

Last week in South America, demonstrators took to the streets in Argentina to protest the return of strict quarantine measures. Protests erupted in Paraguay over the government’s mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic and the collapse of the public health system. In Colombia, tensions between the government and minority groups increased over the potential restart of…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
6-12 March 2021

17 March 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstrations remained high as thousands of women mobilized against gender-based violence on International Women’s Day on 8 March across a number of countries. A significant number of demonstration events were recorded in Mexico, with violent clashes with law enforcement reported across the country. In Guatemala, women…

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Regional Overview: Africa
6-12 March 2021

17 March 2021

Last week in Africa, student demonstrations turned violent in South Africa; dozens of Amhara civilians were killed in the Oromia region of Ethiopia; and the return of a former presidential candidate prompted police action in Guinea-Bissau. In Guinea-Bissau, police used batons and tear gas to disperse people gathered in support of the return of African…

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Regional Overview: Europe
6-12 March 2021

17 March 2021

Last week, demonstration activity increased across Europe. In Belarus, demonstrations against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued across the country. Demonstrators called for increased demonstration activity in the spring, beginning on 25 March. In Greece, violent anti-police demonstrations were held by people angered over the beating of a man by police, and legislation that empowers…

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