Weeks-long lockdown, job destruction, uncertainty about the future, many governments’ tempation to introduce laws that violate civil liberties, entrenchment of already existing divisions and social and economic inequalities – all these are social consequences of the pandemic. How have societies reacted? Has the wave of protests in the US sparked a new discussion about racism? Do the unprecedented protests in Belarus have anything to do with the pandemic? How do ideas and methods cross borders? How are they adapted in new contexts? Are citizens and activists able to work effectively across borders?