Regional Overview: Europe
18-24 October 2020

Last week, demonstration activity across Eastern Europe continued at low levels. Large demonstrations against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued in Belarus, though neither the government nor the demonstrators have indicated a shift in demands or in resolve. Political violence surrounding 25 October local elections in Ukraine increased slightly. Demonstrations in Russia in support of…

Regional Overview: Europe
11-17 October 2020

Last week, demonstration activity across Eastern Europe continued at low levels. Large demonstrations continued in Belarus against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko. Anti-government demonstrations in support of former Governor of Khabarovsk Sergei Furgal continued in Russia for the 99th day, though at a diminished scale. Meanwhile, the conservative Turkish-backed candidate won presidential elections in Northern…

Regional Overview: Europe
4-10 October 2020

Last week, demonstration activity across Eastern Europe continued at generally low levels. Major demonstrations continued in Belarus against the authoritarian regime of Alexander Lukashenko. Large demonstrations took place in Greece ahead of the announcement of a guilty verdict in the trials of the Greek neo-Nazi organization Golden Dawn.  In Belarus, authorities continued to crackdown on…

Regional Overview: Europe
27 September-3 October 2020

Last week, demonstration activity across Eastern Europe continued at generally low levels, similar to previous weeks. In Belarus, demonstrations against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued, as demonstrators demanded the inauguration of opposition leader Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya as president. In Belarus, protests against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued throughout the week, though no significant changes…

Regional Overview: Europe
20-26 September 2020

Last week, demonstration activity across Eastern Europe continued at generally low levels, similar to previous weeks. In Belarus, demonstrations against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued as he conducted a closed presidential inauguration. Belarusian state forces continued to arrest and use violence against demonstrators.  In Belarus, demonstrations against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued in…

Regional Overview: Europe
6-12 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…

Regional Overview: Europe
19-25 July 2020

Last week in Eastern Europe, demonstration activity slightly decreased. Key regional developments include: major demonstrations in Russia against what is perceived to be the politically motivated arrest of a governor in the Khabarovsk Oblast; widespread demonstrations in Belarus ahead of the August presidential election; and continued anti-government demonstrations in Bulgaria and Moldova. Anti-government demonstrations continued…

Regional Overview: Europe
12-18 July 2020

In Eastern Europe, key developments include: a spike in anti-government demonstrations in Bulgaria; an increase in demonstrations in Belarus ahead of the August presidential election; and major protests in Russia against what are perceived to be politically motivated arrests and prosecutions of activists and politicians across the country. Anti-government demonstration activity surged dramatically in Bulgaria…