What is riot?

  • (noun): A public act of violence by an unruly mob.
    Synonyms: public violence
    See also — Additional definitions below


Riot is a statutory offence in England and Wales. It is created by section 1(1) of the Public Order Act 1986. Sections 1(1) to (5) of that Act read:

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Some articles on riot:

The Ejected - Discography - EPs
... Have You Got 10p? EP (1982) Riot City (#8) Noise For The Boys EP (1983) Riot City (#28) Press The Button EP (1983) Riot City (#32) ...
List Of Riot Grrrl Bands
... The following is a list of bands associated with the riot grrrl genre from the early 1990s to the present, mainly in the USA and UK ... NB some of these bands pre-dated the original riot grrrl movement, while others may be more accurately categorised as grunge (see also 'foxcore'), queercore, punk, post-punk, no wave, digital hardcore ... Many bands did not identify with riot grrrl during the scene's first wave of the early 90s but became associated via personal and artistic connections or identified as riot grrrl by fans and/o ...
... Riot is a statutory offence in England and Wales ... safety, each of the persons using unlawful violence for the common purpose is guilty of riot ... (5) Riot may be committed in private as well as in public places ...
Black In America - Controversy & Criticism
... inaccuracies, such as when O'Brien refers to the riot which erupted in L.A ... riot in 100 years ... She conveniently ignores other more bloody incidents like the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 when over 300 blacks were slaughtered by white militiamen ...
Muncy Abolition Riot Of 1842 - Riot
... This speaker and his speech set off a tremendous riot that lead to the near destruction of a local schoolhouse and the controversial pardoning of the rioters by Pennsylvania ... after midnight, when the local law enforcement officers were able to quell the riot and arrest the rioters ...

More definitions of "riot":

  • (verb): Take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot.
    Example: "Students were rioting everywhere in 1968"
  • (noun): A state of disorder involving group violence.
    Synonyms: rioting
  • (verb): Engage in boisterous, drunken merry-making.
    Synonyms: carouse, roister

Famous quotes containing the word riot:

    The bowl will ensnare and enchant
    men who crouch by the hearth
    till they want
    but the riot of stars in the night;
    those who dwell far inland
    will seek ships.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    So when Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took some water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood; see to it yourselves.”
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 27:24.