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Daily Brief: September 21, 2021

Daily Brief: September 21, 2021

Over the past day, we've mapped 45 events with the following breakdown by event category.

A coup attempt was thwarted in Khartoum without a shot being fired on Tuesday as a transitional government continues to rule the country.  This comes as protests continue to block access to roads in Port Sudan in the east.  

Coup attempt thwarted in Sudan
Security agency and military forces thwarted a coup attempt in Khartoum on Tuesday. 40 military officers, 18 soldiers, and two civilians were arrested for their involvement in the attempted coup. The coup was thwarted without a shot being fired. There are no reports of casualties.
Protesters block roads to Port Sudan
Protesters have been blocking roads to Port Sudan since Friday as they say the Sudan peace deal doesn’t represent east Sudan and they call for the dissolution of the government. The protesters have pledged to keep blocking roads until their demands are met.

Another Russian suspect was indicted in connection with the 2018 nerve agent attack in Salisbury and arrest warrants have been issued for all three that have been charged.  

Third Russian suspect charged in 2018 nerve agent attack
A third Russian suspect, Sergey Fedotov aka Denis Sergeev, has been charged for his role in the 2018 nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury. Arrest warrants for all three suspects have been issued.

A dispute over sovereignty and reciprocal license plate changes at border crossings has led to a couple of days of protest along the Kosovo-Serbia border.  Protests have been seen at two crossings and police have had little success dispersing them.

Traffic blocked at Kosovo-Serbia border crossings
Ethnic Serbs from Kosovo are blocking traffic at the Jarinje and Brnjak crossings with Serbia for a second day over a reciprocal license plate dispute which temporarily replaces license plates when crossing the border. Kosovo police fired teargas at the protesters, but the roads have remained block

A day after officials declared a two-week suspension of work at construction sites due to the coronavirus, thousands took to the streets of Melbourne in violent protest.  While some government officials are blaming right-wing groups for inflaming the situation, it is clear that these protests will continue and violence is likely.

Protesters defy stay-at-home order in Melbourne
Around 2,000 protesters defied a stay-at-home order in Melbourne while blocking a highway and damaging property. Police used pepper balls and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters and 60 arrests were made. Three police officers were also injured in the protest when bottles, rocks and flares we
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