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  1. riots

    A riot is a form of civil disorder commonly characterized by a group lashing out in a violent public disturbance against authority, property, or people. Riots typically involve destruction of property, public or private. The property targeted varies depending on the riot and the inclinations of those involved. Targets can include shops, cars, restaurants, state-owned institutions, and religious buildings.Riots often occur in reaction to a grievance or out of dissent. Historically, riots have occurred due to poverty, unemployment, poor living conditions, governmental oppression, taxation or conscription, conflicts between ethnic groups (race riot) or religions (sectarian violence, pogrom), the outcome of a sporting event (sports riot, football hooliganism) or frustration with legal channels through which to air grievances.While individuals may attempt to lead or control a riot, riots typically consist of disorganized groups that are frequently "chaotic and exhibit herd behavior." There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that riots are not irrational, herd-like behavior (sometimes called mob mentality), but actually follow inverted social norms.Dealing with riots is often a difficult task for police forces. They may use tear gas or CS gas to control rioters. Riot police may use less-than-lethal methods of control, such as shotguns that fire flexible baton rounds to injure or otherwise incapacitate rioters for easier arrest.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Riots

    A form of violent crowd behavior which expresses the emotional release of resentments and prejudices, usually relevant to grievances toward the social system.

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  1. rösti

  2. tiros

  3. torsi

  4. trios

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of riots in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of riots in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of riots in a Sentence

  1. Prakhar Joshi:

    When I started collecting stories, my first few stories were very traumatic. They shook me to the core. I knew riots had happened, but I never knew the scale of the savagery.

  2. Global Times:

    (It) should remind Western media that for Chinese people, the Hong Kong riots are just like the 9/11, which is horrible and can't be justified.

  3. Kevin McCarthy:

    This week will mark one year from the riots at Our Capitol. As we have said from the start, the actions of that day were lawless and as wrong as wrong can be, our Capitol should never be compromised and those who broke the law deserve to face legal repercussions and full accountability. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. ( AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)( AP Photo/Andrew Harnik).

  4. The Israeli army:

    During the riots, IDF soldiers fired selectively towards two main instigators and hits were confirmed.

  5. Kashawn Harris:

    For them to even think I was trying to start riots was frustrating for me.

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