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 theft, vandalism, and 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 poor people with no jobs or 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." However, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that riots are not irrational, herd-like behavior, but actually follow inverted social norms.T. S. Ashton, in his study of food riots among colliers, noted that "the turbulence of the colliers is, of course, to be accounted for by something more elementary than politics: it was the instinctive reaction of virility to hunger." Charles Wilson noted, "Spasmodic rises in food prices provoked keelmen on the Tyne to riot in 1709, tin miners to plunder granaries at Falmouth in 1727."Today, some rioters have an improved understanding of the tactics used by police in riot situations. Manuals for successful rioting are available on the internet, with tips such as encouraging rioters to get the press involved, as there is more safety and attention with the cameras rolling. Civilians with video cameras may also have an effect on both rioters and police.
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.

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  1. The Heretic

    Riot Shed (safe/panic room)
  2. tac

    My kind of riot...

    MY KIND OF RIOT Rioting in major cities across the U.S. has spread to Naples, Florida, a wealthy and artsy Florida retirement community. Protesters marching in Florida’s ritzy Naples led to widespread rioting and looting. Items taken were limited to laxatives, vitamins, hearing aid...
  3. RicInOR

    Random Thought - RIOT insurance coverage

    Does your insurance cover RIOTS? - home, auto ?
  4. ilikegunspdx

    Ware state prison in waycross Georgia riot aug 1 2020

    Hearing lots of reports and apparently live video that inmates have taken over the prison and killed many. cripes, blood everywhere. Looks bad. Be advised graphic video: live feed (edit: it was a live feed from prisoners but now is Portland stuff so I dunno if live feed is shut down or what)...
  5. jp1985

    Compound bow used in riot defense

    I Was just flicking through the different news about the riots going on and there was a guy in Saltlake city who the rioters blocked in and wouldn’t let him move And we’re going to damage his car so he stepped out with a compound bow and shot one of them. The guy who got the arrow fell over...
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