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
6-12 September 2020

18 September 2020

Last week in the United States, demonstrations increased overall compared to the week prior. However, demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement decreased nationwide. In California and New York, demonstrations were reported almost every day of the week. Demonstrations continued in California over the death of Dijon Kizzee, a Black man, who was…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
6-12 September 2020

17 September 2020

In Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstrations remained high last week. Workers from different sectors called for the lifting of coronavirus lockdown measures and the resumption of business activity in Cuba, Honduras, and Mexico. Unrest over the killing of a respected lawyer persisted in Haiti, while the dismissing of a police spokesperson and the…

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Regional Overview: South America
6-12 September 2020

17 September 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues continued across the region. Meanwhile, killings in Guyana rekindled civil unrest and racial tensions in the country, and political unrest continued to take place in Colombia and Chile. In Brazil, armed clashes continued between criminal groups and state forces. The number of pandemic-related demonstrations have decreased…

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Regional Overview: Europe
6-12 September 2020

17 September 2020

Last week, demonstration activity decreased across Eastern Europe. In Belarus, large demonstrations against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued. Demonstrations were also reported in Montenegro against the use of Serbian symbols by the pro-Serbian opposition, which claimed victory in elections last week. In Belarus, demonstrations against the authoritarian regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued. More than…

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Regional Overview: Africa
6-12 September 2020

17 September 2020

Last week in Africa, Islamic State-affiliated militants clashed with state forces in Tunisia and Morocco; dozens were killed during intercommunal violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and the Malian military junta announced a timeline for a return to civilian rule, amid escalating tension with supporters of the Movement of June 5 – Rally of…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
6-12 September 2020

17 September 2020

Last week in the Middle East, the Saudi-led coalition conducted airstrikes in Yemen for the first time since July, as Houthi forces continued their operations in Marib governorate. Bahrain announced its willingness to follow in the footsteps of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in normalizing relations with Israel; both are set to sign historic agreements…

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