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plundering during riots or in wartime
The act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance.
During the looting the looters stole everything they could and then set fire to the buildings.
Looting also referred to as sacking, plundering, despoiling, despoliation, and pillaging—is the indiscriminate taking of goods by force as part of a military or political victory, or during a catastrophe, such as during war, natural disaster, or rioting. The term is also used in a broader sense, to describe egregious instances of theft and embezzlement, such as the "plundering" of private or public assets by corrupt or greedy authorities. Looting is loosely distinguished from scavenging by the objects taken; scavenging implies taking of essential items such as food, water, shelter, or other material needed for survival while looting implies items of luxury or not necessary for survival such as art work, precious metals or other valuables. The proceeds of all these activities can be described as loot, plunder, or pillage.
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The looting and shooting and carrying on is just ridiculous.
I don't deny people were looting there (in eastern Ukraine).
Marriage is a device originated by women for looting the men.
The cooperation of our people was very noticeable, we did not see, for instance, price increases, hoarding and looting of shops and petrol stations.
The majority of the Ukrainian people, I think, are pretty poor, that Yanukovich stole from the country is bad enough, but these people are stealing from a country at war is even worse. This is just looting.
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