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Daily Brief: December 27, 2021

Daily Brief: December 27, 2021

Since Friday, we've mapped 102 events.  If you'd like access to all of our event summaries, please subscribe to the Geopolitical Report Newsletter or Geopolitical Report Pro.

A massacre in Myanmar has drawn condemnation from around the world.

Myanmar troops reportedly massacre 39 people in Mo So
Myanmar troops reportedly rounded up and killed more than 30 civilians in the village of Mo So, just outside the town of Hpruso on Friday. Photos at the scene showed burnt bodies in three burned-out vehicles.

A militant ambush in Burkina Faso killed dozens of people.

Militants ambush convoy near Ouahigouya
Militants ambushed a convoy of traders that was being escorted by Volunteers for the Defense of the Motherland (VDP) forces killing at least 41 people near Ouahigouya. The Burkina Faso government has declared two days of mourning starting on Sunday to remember the victims.

The Taliban reportedly killed a civilian and triggered anti-Taliban protests in Panjshir.

Protest in Panjshir
A protest in Panjshir broke out after a civilian was reportedly killed by the Taliban and former security forces members’ families were attacked. It is not clear if there were any arrests or injuries in the protests.

Protests against Covid restrictions continued across Europe.  

Anti-Covid restriction protest in Valletta
An anti-Covid restriction protest drew more than 100 people to the streets of Valletta on Sunday. The protesters also demonstrated against vaccine passports and what they called the government’s dictatorial response.
March in Barcelona over Covid restrictions
Protesters took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday over new Covid restrictions and vaccine passports. The new restrictions will be in effect until at least January 7.
Protest against Covid restrictions in Brussels
A protest against Covid restrictions and closures of cultural places, such as movie theaters, drew hundreds of people to the streets of Brussels on Saturday.
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