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5,312. I’ll never forget that night. I jumped out of bed, got in my car, rushed over the west side of Chicago right at the height of the riot. I get out of the car and here is this coloured woman picks up this brick and throws it through the Pawn Shop window. And she grabbed three pistols. And I rushed up her and said, ‘Cool it, baby. Don’t act like this. You’re going to break up the whole civil rights movement.’ She said, ‘Damn the civil rights movement. I just caught my husband with another woman and I’m going to kill him.’ (Civil Liberties & Chicago & Riot) Dick Gregory, American black comedian
7,059. We shouldn’t need riot police at schools. (School & Riot) Noel Gallagher
29,945. These fledgling democracies in the Middle East, they’re actually fighting for their freedom. And what are they rioting for in England? Leisurewear. (England & Riot) Noel Gallagher
16,931. Run at the crowd in pairs to disperse and/or incapacitate. (Police & Riot) ACPO Riot Training Manual
16,932. Disperse the crowd and incapacitate missile throwers and ring leaders by striking in a controlled manner with batons. (Police & Riot) ibid.
17,393. Handsworth Riots 1985: v Police & National Front. (Gangstas & Riots & Birmingham) Penny Woolcock, One Mile Away, Channel 4 2013, caption
17,397. Handsworth Riots 2011. (Gangstas & Riots & Birmingham) ibid.
17,851. Homes and businesses were burnt to the ground. Britain went into lockdown ... The finger was pointed at teenage gangs. (Gangstas & Riot) Reggie Yates: Teen Gangs
18,239. On 3rd July 1981 the Toxteth district erupted into an orgy of violence. It was the worst public disorder Britain had witnessed that century. And young robber Stephen French was at the heart of it. For three days the authorities lost all control over Toxteth. Estimates suggest up to 1,000 police officers were injured. And as many as 140 buildings destroyed. (Gangstas & Riots & Liverpool) Britain’s Underworld: Liverpool
18,546. The Number One issue at that time was police brutality. So by the time you get to the early sixties you had an environment that was ripe for riot, and that is exactly what happened. (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Police & Riot) Alex Alonso, street gangs.com
18,554. In south-central Los Angeles on April 29th 1992 one of the worst race riots erupted in American history. The trigger was the acquittal of four white police officers in the beating of Rodney King. (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Riots & Police & Race & Black Culture) Gangland: Race War
20,330. Riot Police Fly to Seaside: Battle of Hastings – 18 Arrested. (GBH Film & Gangstas: Mod & Riot) Quadrophenia 1979 starring Phil Daniels & Mark Wingett & Leslie Ash & Philip Davis & Sting & Toyah Willcox & Ray Winstone & Gary Shail & Michael Elphick et al, director Franc Roddam, newspaper cutting
20,336. We are the Mods, We are the Mobs, We are, we are, we are the Mods. (GBH Film & Gangstas: Mod & Riot) ibid. gang-handed along promenade
21,002. Thanks WTO It’s Been A Riot. (GBH Films & Riot & Demonstration) Battle in Seattle 2007 starring Woody Harrelson & Andre Benjamin & Jennifer Carpenter & Martin Henderson & Ray Liotta & Connie Nielsen & Michelle Rodriguez & Channing Tatum & Charlize Theron et al, director Stuart Townsend, cinema sign
22,029. When the riots stopped, the drugs started. (GBH Films & Riot & Drugs) Menace II Society 1993 starring Tyrin Turner & Jada Pinkett & Larenz Tate & Samuel L Jackson & Glen Plummer & Clifton Powell & Arnold Johnson et al, directors Allen & Albert Hughes
30,334. 1714: Queen Anne died with no heir. To make sure of a Protestant successor no fewer than fifty-seven individuals with blood ties to Anne were passed over to arrive at the next king of England. An uncharismatic, middle-aged man who didn’t speak English ... George I of Great Britain ... his coronation was greeted with rioting in twenty towns. (Great Britain & England & Scotland & Anne & George I & Riot) Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Britannia Incorporated
31,399. The [South Shields] riots spread to Cardiff another port city that had changed ... White men threw insults and then stones. (England & Great Britain & Race & Riot) George Alagiah, Mixed Britannia 1910-1939 1/3
31,400. Something like 15,000 people were involved in the riots in 1919. (England & Great Britain & Race & Riot) ibid.
31,601. Football: many young fans were carried away by a culture of casual violence. (Great Britain & England & 1970s & Football & Riot) Dominic Sandbrook, The 70s III: Goodbye Great Britain 75-77
31,602. Man U v Wolves: The Stratford Enders went on the rampage ... Fourteen people were stabbed ... They even ransacked the Wolves club shop. (Great Britain & England & 1970s & Football & Riot) ibid.
31,603. Football violence had become a brutal nationwide epidemic. (Great Britain & England & 1970s & Football & Riot) ibid.
34,461. Riots broke out in over a hundred cities. (Kennedy & Riot) Ethel, Sky Atlantic 2013, daughter
46,965. And the two worlds met: with the Mods, a tribe of working class kids, who liked nothing better than a good scrap with the greasy older Rockers. The house band of the Mods were The Who led by art student Pete Townsend. (Pop Music & Gangstas & Riots) Pop Britannia: A Well Respected Man
76,808. Ice Hockey: Cup riots in Vancouver: Around 200 people were injured, including two with serious head wounds, in the melee that broke out in Vancouver on Tuesday night after the Vancouver Canucks lost the final game of the Stanley Cup play-offs 3-2 on their visit to the New York Rangers.
With some 70,000 roaming a downtown area of the city, store windows were smashed and some business premises looted. Many of the troublemakers fought with each other and the police had to resort to the use of tear gas to disperse rioters after an officer had become trapped in the midst of a mob. (Ice Hockey & Riot) Independent online article 16th June 2011
86,801. Rioting has been a London tradition for centuries. (Riot & London) Peter Ackroyd, The Independent online article 22nd August 2011
86,802. Our sovereign Lord the King chargest and commandeth all persons, being assembled, immediately to disperse themselves, and peaceably to depart to their habitations, or to their lawful business, upon the pains contained in the Act made in the first year of King George the First, for preventing tumults and riotous assemblies. God Save the King. The Riot Act
86,803. How many of wondered as I did during the LA riots when those people were being pulled out of their trucks and beaten half to death ... Step on the fucking gas, man! They're on foot; you’re in a truck – I think I see a way out of this. Bill Hicks, Revelations, Dominion Theatre London
86,804. Burn, baby, burn. Los Angeles riots August 1965 slogan