Research Is Formalized Curiosity. Ignorance Is Deranged Indifference.

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Knowledge Ignorance
Knowledge Ignorance

Albert Einstein is once quoted as saying “Two things are infinite. The universe and human stupidity.”

As of yesterday, the stupidity part has been on full display. Humans behaving as bad as humans can be. Complete defiance of fellow man and woman, not working toward a cause, but battling against, preaching social change while ensuring that the change they seek never happens through their actions.

Our planet was founded on riots. From as far back as the days of before Christ Jesus was born. This violent tradition lives on our planet, boiling up at times in our cities around the globe. Urban tensions are often the result of racial and economic differences. When the tensions rise to a boiling point, they exploded into a mess of arson, looting, and police brutality. That was true during the American Revolution, and it is true today. Riots are often the desperate response of people who feel they have no other recourse.

What sort of progress is made in these periods of unrest? Do they actually make conditions better? In advance of the Zócalo/UCLA event “Can Urban Riots Cause Change?” They work sometimes, but are usually only during unrest from the actions of a government under which they live and are not great solutions.

From the Boston Tea Party to the Los Angeles riots to the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, violent resistance has sometimes led to positive social change. Most often, rioting has drawn attention to oppressive authoritarian rule – mostly by kings, sometimes by police. In some cases, it has also spurred investigations into law enforcement or other government systems. Occasionally, it has even forced corrupt or incompetent leaders to surrender or resign.

But rioting or other violent resistance does not always make people’s lives better. The 2005 French riots surrounding Paris led to deaths, injuries, car burnings, and arrests. The aftermath was a crackdown on immigration and blaming of musicians instead of a frank assessment of ethnic and religious tensions.

Nonviolent resistance is a path that Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., were most famosly noted as having accomplished. Some of the first to convince large groups of people to protest without physical fighting. Gandhi accomplished something that the early Americans did not; he got rid of British colonial rule through peace, not war.

Riots are not great solutions, but riots are usually caused by real injustices. Thousands of people do not take to the streets for no good reason. That is until recently, when groups of people deemed it nessisary to cause hardships for those that were not involved by use of destruction.

A couple of these groups are peaceful and only want to demostrait their unhappyness by bringing attention to an unjust action that was done, while there are new groups that use any kind of unrest as an excuse to cause mass damage and do not care if social change is accomplished, nor do they have any idea of what kind of change they really want to see as the end result.

As a witness to the riots sparked by the Rodney King beating some 29 years ago, I chose not to be driven by blind rage, but by a determination to look for the problem that lay underneath the problem and that is the proper solution.



I created this list of riots and civil unrest from multiple sources. It is long! and it easy demonstraits how much violence this planet has endured. While I am sure I didn’t get all of them, I’m also positive that I could could go on about this subject for years, creating volumes of books in the process, so I’ll just leave it as it is.

  • 44 BC – Assassination of Julius Caesar (Rome, Roman Republic). During Caesar’s cremation in the Forum, an incensed mob took firebrands from the pyre and attacked the houses of Brutus and Cassius, as well as killing Helvius Cinna.
  • 38 – 40 – Riots erupted in Alexandria (Roman Egypt) between Jews and Greeks.
  • 532 – Nika riots (Constantinople, Byzantine Empire). Thirty thousand killed in the Hippodrome.
  • 1046 – Vata pagan uprising (Pest, Hungary)
  • 1066 – 1066 Granada massacre (Granada, Andalusia). Muslim mob kills Jewish vizier and massacres Jewish population.
  • 1182 – (Constantinople, Byzantine Empire). Venetians and other “Latins” massacred during a riot.
  • 1196 – Poor riot (England)
  • 1229 – University of Paris strike of 1229 (France). Student riot leads to closing of university for two years.
  • 1298 – Rintfleisch massacres (Holy Roman Empire)
  • 1349 – Strasbourg massacre, over 2000 Jews killed after widespread rioting caused by claims that they were behind the spread of the Black Death Epidemic. Most of the victims were burned to death.
  • 1355 – St Scholastica Day riot (Oxford, England)
  • 1381 – Peasants’ Revolt (England)
  • 1382 – Harelle (France)
  • 1391 – The Massacre of 1391 (Spain)
  • 1437–1438 – Transylvanian peasant revolt (Hungary)
  • 1506 – Lisbon massacre of Jews.
  • 1517 – Evil May Day (London, England)
  • 1562 – 1562 Riots of Toulouse (Toulouse, France)
  • 1572 – St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre (Paris, France)
  • 1588 – Day of the Barricades (Paris, France)
  • 1640 – Corpus de Sang (Barcelona, Spain)
  • 1648 – Salt Riot (Moscow, Russia)
  • 1662 – Copper Riot (Moscow, Russia)
  • 1668 – Bawdy House Riots (London, England)
  • 1692 – Mexico City
  • 1706–1707 – Treaty of Union Riots (various cities, Scotland)
  • 1710 – Sacheverell riots (England)
  • 1710–1713 – Boston Bread Riot (Boston, British America)
  • 1713 – Dublin election riot (Dublin, Kingdom of Ireland)
  • 1714 – Coronation riots, England
  • 1715 – 1715 England riots
  • 1726 – Riot in Dresden for two days after a Protestant clergyman was killed by a soldier who had recently converted from Catholicism.
  • 1736 – Porteous Riots (Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • 1740 – Batavia Massacre (Jakarta, Indonesia). Anti-Chinese race riots led by Dutch and Indonesian residents.
  • 1742 – Philadelphia Election Riot (Philadelphia, British America)
  • 1743 – London Gin Riots (London, England)
  • 1754 – Taunton, England
  • 1766 – Esquilache Riots (Madrid, Spain)
  • 1766 – Food Riots (Black Country and elsewhere, England)
  • 1768 – Massacre of St George’s Fields (London, England)
  • 1769 – Spitalfield Riots (Spitalfields, London, England)
  • 1770 – Boston Massacre (Boston, British America)
  • 1771 – Plague Riot (Moscow, Russia)
  • 1772 – Pine Tree Riot (Weare, New Hampshire, British America)
  • 1773 – Boston Tea Party Boston, British America. Involved destruction of property.
  • 1775 – Flour War (France)
  • 1780 – Gordon Riots (London, England)
  • 1788 – Doctors’ Riot (New York City)
  • 1789 – Réveillon Riots (Paris, France)
  • 1791 – Priestley Riots (Birmingham, England)
  • 1793 – Ebel Riot (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • 1794 – Whiskey Rebellion (Western Pennsylvania, United States)
  • 1795 – Revolt of the housewives (England)
  • 1797 – Massacre of Tranent (East Lothian, Scotland)
  • 1809 – Old Price Riots, 1809 (London, England)
  • 1811 – English Luddite Riots (Leicester/York, England)
  • 1816 – Ely and Littleport riots of 1816
  • 1816 – Spa Fields riots
  • 1819 – Hep-Hep riots (Germany)
  • 1826 – Eggnog riots (United States Military Academy, West Point, New York)
  • 1829 – Cincinnati riots of 1829 (Cincinnati, United States)
  • 1830 – Swing Riots (south and east of England)
  • 1830 – Opera Riot (Belgium)
  • 1831 – Cholera Riots (Sevastopol/St. Petersburg, Russia)
  • 1831 – Merthyr Rising (Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales)
  • 1831 – Reform riots (various places in England)
  • 1831 – Bristol riots (Bristol, England)
  • 1834 – Anti-abolitionist riots (New York City, United States)
  • 1835 – Baltimore bank riot (Baltimore, United States)
  • 1835 – Snow Riot. Lynch mobs and riots in Washington, D.C. over a drunken attack by slave Arthur Bowen against his mistress, Anna Thornton
  • 1836 – Cincinnati riots of 1836 (Cincinnati, United States)
  • 1836 – Abolition Riot of 1836 (Boston, United States)
  • 1837 – Flour Riot (New York City, United States)
  • 1838 – Rabulist riots (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • 1838 – Pennsylvania Hall riots (Philadelphia, United States)
  • 1839 – Newport Rising (Newport, South Wales)
  • 1839 – Rebecca Riots (Wales)
  • 1841 – Cincinnati riots of 1841 (Cincinnati, United States)
  • 1841 – Potato Riots (Russian Empire)
  • 1842 – Plug Plot Riots (England)
  • 1842 – Lombard Street riot (Philadelphia, United States)
  • 1844 – Philadelphia nativist riots
  • 1844 – Beer riots in Bavaria (Bavaria, independent at the time, later part of Germany)
  • 1844 – Philadelphia Nativist Riots (Philadelphia, United States)
  • 1848 – Marsoroligheterna (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • 1849 – Genoa (Kingdom of Sardinia – actual Italy)
  • 1849 – Stony Monday Riot (Bytown, Upper Canada, Canada)
  • 1849 – Montreal Riots (Montreal, Lower Canada, Canada)
  • 1849 – Astor Place Riot (New York City, United States)
  • 1850 – Squatters’ Riot (California, United States)
  • 1851 – Christiana Riot (Christiana, Pennsylvania)
  • 1851 – Anti-Catholic Riots, Singapore
  • 1853 – Cincinnati riot of 1853 (Cincinnati), United States
  • 1854 – Hokkien–Teochew Riots, Singapore
  • 1855 – Bloody Monday (Louisville, Kentucky, United States)
  • 1855 – Portland Rum Riot (Portland, Maine, United States)
  • 1855 – Lager Beer Riot (Chicago, United States)
  • 1856 – Know-Nothing Riot of 1856 (Baltimore, United States)
  • 1857 – Know-Nothing Riot (Washington, D.C., United States)
  • 1857 – New York City Police Riot (New York, United States)
  • 1860 – Lambing Flat riots (New South Wales, now in Australia)
  • 1861 – Election Riots (St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • 1862 – Buffalo riot of 1862 (Buffalo, New York, United States)
  • 1863 – Richmond Bread Riot (Richmond, Virginia, Confederate States of America)
  • 1863 – New York City draft riots (New York City, United States)
  • 1864 – Leicester balloon riot (Leicester, United Kingdom)
  • 1866 – Memphis Riots of 1866 (Memphis, Tennessee), United States
  • 1866 – New Orleans Riot (New Orleans, United States)
  • 1868 – Pulaski Riot (Pulaski, Tennessee, United States)
  • 1868 – Camilla riot (Camilla, Georgia), United States
  • 1870 – New York City Orange Riot (New York City, United States)
  • 1871 – Second New York City Orange Riot (New York City, United States)
  • 1871 – Meridian race riot of 1871 (Meridian, Mississippi)
  • 1871 – Los Angeles anti-Chinese riot (Los Angeles, United States)
  • 1873 – Colfax Riot (Colfax, Louisiana, United States)
  • 1874 – Election Riot of 1874 (Barbour County, Alabama, United States)
  • 1874 – Tompkins Square Riot (New York City, United States)
  • 1874 – Battle of Liberty Place New Orleans, United States
  • 1876 – Hamburg Massacre (Hamburg, South Carolina), United States
  • 1879 – Sydney Riot of 1879 (Sydney, New South Wales, now in Australia)
  • 1881 – Canboulay Riots (Trinidad, later part of Trinidad and Tobago)
  • 1884 – Hosay Riots (Trinidad, later part of Trinidad and Tobago)
  • 1884 – Cincinnati riots of 1884 (Cincinnati, Ohio, United States)
  • 1885 – Rock Springs massacre (Rock Springs, Wyoming, United States)
  • 1885 – Tacoma riot of 1885 (Tacoma, Washington, United States)
  • 1885 – Issaquah riot of 1885 (Issaquah, Washington, United States)
  • 1886 – Haymarket affair (Chicago, United States)
  • 1886 – Seattle riot of 1886 (Seattle, United States)
  • 1886 – Belfast Home Rule Riots (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • 1886 – Bay View Labor Riot[17][18] (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States)
  • 1896 – Newlyn riots (Cornwall, United Kingdom)
  • 1898 – Wilmington race riot (Wilmington, North Carolina, United States)
  • 1900 – Robert Charles riots (New Orleans, United States)
  • 1903 – Kishinev pogrom (Kishinev, Russia, now in Moldova)
  • 1904 – Vaccine Revolt (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 1905 – Hibiya Incendiary Incident (Japan)
  • 1905 – Broome riots (Australia)
  • 1905 – Bloody Sunday (1905) (St. Petersburg, Russia)
  • 1905 – Pagoda riots Cantonese versus Hakka clans (Mauritius)
  • 1906 – Atlanta race riot (Atlanta, United States)
  • 1907 – Bellingham riots (Bellingham, Washington, United States)
  • 1907 – Brown Dog riots, London, United Kingdom
  • 1908 – Springfield Race Riot (Springfield, Illinois, United States)
  • 1909 – Tragic Week (Catalonia, Spain)
  • 1910 – Black Friday Riot (London, U.K.)
  • 1910 – Tonypandy Riot (South Wales, UK)
  • 1911 – Champagne Riots (France)
  • 1911 – Mauritius riots and strike
  • 1915 – The 1st and 2nd Battle of the Wazzir
  • 1915 – Anti-German riots across Britain in retaliation for the sinking of the RMS Lusitania
  • 1916 – Everett massacre (Everett, Washington, United States)
  • 1916 – Liverpool riot of 1916, Sydney, Australia, Australian soldiers
  • 1917 – East St. Louis Riot (St. Louis, Missouri & East St. Louis, Illinois, United States)
  • 1917 – Quebec Easter riots (Quebec, Canada)
  • 1917 – Houston riot of 1917, Houston, United States
  • 1918 – Rice Riots of 1918 (Japan)
  • 1918 – Anti-Greek riots, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, involved 5,000 veterans destroying and looting over 20 Greek businesses causing $100,000 damage, 16 police and 150 rioting veterans and civilians were hurt
  • 1918 – Red Flag Riots, Queensland, Australia, largely undertaken by members of the First Australian Imperial Force
  • 1919 – Battle of Bow Street (Bow Street, London, UK)
  • 1919 – British race riots
  • 1919 – Luton Peace Day Riots, Luton. United Kingdom
  • 1919 – Red Summer (United States)
  • 1919 – Annapolis riot of 1919 (United States)
  • 1919 – May Day Riots (Cleveland, United States)
  • 1919 – Jenkins County, Georgia (United States)
  • 1919 – Charleston, South Carolina (United States)
  • 1919 – Bisbee, Arizona (United States)
  • 1919 – Longview, Texas (United States)
  • 1919 – Knoxville, Tennessee (United States)
  • 1919 – Omaha, Nebraska (United States)
  • 1919 – Chicago race riot (Chicago, United States)
  • 1919 – Washington, D.C. (United States)
  • 1919 – Boston Police Strike (Boston, United States)
  • 1919 – Elaine Race Riot (Elaine, Arkansas, United States)
  • 1919 – Bloody Saturday (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
  • 1920 – Nebi Musa riots (British Mandate of Palestine, later Israel)
  • 1921 – March Action (Mansfeld Land, Germany)
  • 1921 – Jaffa riots (British Mandate of Palestine, later Israel)
  • 1921 – Tulsa Race Riot (Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States)
  • 1921 – Moplah Riots (Southern Malabar, British India, later India)
  • 1922 – Harry Thuku Riot, Nairobi, Kenya. The violence and its suppression lasted a minute or two at the most.
  • 1922 – Herrin Massacre (Herrin, Illinois, United States)
  • 1923 – Hamburg Uprising (Hamburg, Germany)
  • 1923 – Rosewood massacre (Rosewood, Florida)
  • 1927 – Nagpur riots of 1927 (Nagpur, India)
  • 1929 – Blutmai (Berlin, Germany)
  • 1929 – Hebron–Safed riots (British Mandate of Palestine, later Israel)
  • 1931 – Hawaii Riot (Hawaii, United States)
  • 1931 – Greek nationalist riots (Nicosia, Cyprus)
  • 1932 – Colonial Building riot (St. John’s, Dominion of Newfoundland, later Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • 1932 – Altona Bloody Sunday (Hamburg, Germany)
  • 1932 – Ford Hunger March (Dearborn, United States)
  • 1932 – Bonus Army March, Spring/Summer, (Washington, D.C., United States)
  • 1933 – Christie Pits Race Riots (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  • 1933 – Palestine riots (British Mandate of Palestine, later Israel)
  • 1934 – U.S. Nazi Riot[29] (New York City, New York, United States)
  • 1934 – Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934 Minneapolis
  • 1935 – Harlem Race Riot (New York City, United States)
  • 1935 – Regina Riot (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • 1935 – Battle of Ballantyne Pier (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
  • 1936 – Battle of Cable Street (London, England)
  • 1936 – Bhagalpur riots of 1936 (Bhagalpur, India)
  • 1936 – Arab Revolt (British Mandate of Palestine, later Israel)
  • 1937 – Memorial Day massacre of 1937 (Chicago, United States)
  • 1937 – Uba riots. Mauritian sugar cane growers versus sugar mill owners at Union Flacq Sugar Estate, Mauritius
  • 1938 – Bloody Sunday (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
  • 1941 – Ossewabrandwag attacks on South African Union Defence Force (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • 1942 – Battle of Manners Street (Wellington, New Zealand)
  • 1943 – Easter Riots (Uppsala, Sweden)
  • 1943 – Zoot Suit Riots (Los Angeles, California, United States)
  • 1943 – Detroit Race Riot (Detroit, United States)
  • 1943 – Beaumont Race Riot, (Beaumont, Texas, United States)
  • 1943 – Harlem Riot (New York, United States)
  • 1944 – Fort Lawton Riot (Washington, United States)
  • 1944 – The Montreal and Verdun Zoot-Suit disturbances, (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • 1944 – Agana race riot (Agana, Guam)
  • 1945 – Hanaoka mine riot by Chinese workers, Ōdate, Akita, Japan
  • 1945 – Halifax Riot (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • 1945 – Helwan Riots, Egypt
  • 1946 – Direct Action Day, India
  • 1946 – Nylon riots US
  • 1946 – Bhagalpur riots of 1946 (Bhagalpur, India)
  • 1947 – Jerusalem Riots (British Mandate of Palestine, later Israel)
  • 1947 – Partition riots, India and modern-day Pakistan and Bangladesh, the hardest hit region was the densely populated state of Punjab (today divided between India and Pakistan), death toll estimates between 500,000–2,000,000, the deadliest riots known to humankind.
  • 1948 – Accra Riots (Gold Coast, now renamed Ghana)
  • 1948 – Bogota riots, named Bogotazo (Bogota, Colombia)
  • 1949 – Durban Riot, South Africa
  • 1949 – Peekskill Riot (Peekskill, New York, United States)
  • 1949 – Icelandic NATO Riot of the thirtieth of March (Austurvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland)
  • 1950 – Maria Hertogh riots, Singapore
  • 1950 – Belgian anti-royalism riots (Belgium)
  • 1952 – Black Saturday riots and fire, (Cairo, Egypt)
  • 1953 – East German Uprising, (Berlin and Eastern Germany)
  • 1953 – Lahore riots, Anti-Ahmadiyya riots in Lahore, West Pakistan, around 2000 Ahmadis killed.
  • 1955 – The Richard Riot, (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • 1955 – Hock Lee bus riots, (Singapore)
  • 1955 – Istanbul Riots, (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • 1956 – Hungarian Revolution, (Hungary).
  • 1956 – Chinese Middle School riots, (Singapore)
  • 1956 – Hong Kong riots, (Hong Kong)
  • 1956 – Gal Oya riots (Sri Lanka).
  • 1957 – Little Rock Integration Crisis (Little Rock, Arkansas)
  • 1958 – Notting Hill race riots (Notting Hill, London, England)
  • 1958 – Sri Lankan riots, (Sri Lanka)
  • 1958 – Grozny riots, (Grozny, Soviet Union)
  • 1959 – Congolese Riots, (Leopoldville, Belgian Congo)
  • 1959 – Tibetan riots against Chinese government, in Lhasa, Tibet Area, China, this is the deadliest riot to take place in a single month and also the second deadliest riot to take place in a single year, a confirmed death toll of around 87,000 people.
  • 1962 – Bettors Riot at Yonkers Raceway, (Yonkers, New York)
  • 1962 – Novocherkassk riots, (Novocherkassk, Soviet Union)
  • 1962 – Ole Miss riot, (University of Mississippi)
  • 1963 – Cambridge riot, (Cambridge, Maryland)
  • 1963 – Roosevelt Raceway Riot, (Westbury, New York)
  • 1964 – East Pakistan riots
  • 1964 – Mauritius race riots, Trois Boutiques(Souillac) followed by Mahébourg; Creoles versus Hindus. State of Emergency lasted until December 1964.
  • 1964 – National Stadium Tragedy Riot, (Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru)
  • 1964 – Harlem race riot, (New York City, United States)
  • 1964 – Race Riots, (Singapore)
  • 1964 – Rochester race riot, (Rochester, New York, United States)
  • 1964 – Jersey City race riot, (Jersey City, New Jersey, United States)
  • 1964 – Elizabeth race riot, (Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States)
  • 1964 – Dixmoor race riot (Chicago, United States)
  • 1964 – Philadelphia race riot, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States)
  • 1965 – Watts riots, (Los Angeles, United States)
  • 1966 – Hong Kong riots – Kowloon riots, (Hong Kong)
  • 1966 – Division Street riots, (Humboldt Park, Chicago, United States)
  • 1966 – Hough Riots, (Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
  • 1966 – Compton’s Cafeteria Riot, (San Francisco, California, United States)
  • 1966 – Benton Harbor Riot, (Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States)
  • 1966 – Sunset Strip curfew riots (Los Angeles, California, United States)
  • 1966 – Mauritius race riots, prior to August 1967 general elections
  • 1967 – Bhagalpur riots of (Bhagalpur, India)
  • 1967 – Tampa riots of, (Tampa, Florida, United States)
  • 1967 – Buffalo riot, (Buffalo, New York, United States)
  • 1967 – Newark riots, (Newark, New Jersey, United States)
  • 1967 – Plainfield riots, (Plainfield, New Jersey, United States)
  • 1967 – 12th Street Riot, (Detroit, United States)
  • 1967 – Cambridge riot, (Cambridge, Maryland, United States)
  • 1967 – Cairo riot, (Cairo, Illinois, United States)
  • 1967 – Winston-Salem race riot, (Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States)
  • 1967 – Hong Kong riots (Hong Kong)
  • 1968 – Mauritian riots Pre-Independence Mauritius racial riots started at Plaine Verte, Port Louis; Creoles versus Hindus and Muslims
  • 1968 – Battle of Valle Giulia, (Rome, Italy)
  • 1968 – Washington, D.C. riots, (Washington, D.C., United States)
  • 1968 – Baltimore riot, (Baltimore, Maryland, United States)
  • 1968 – Chicago riots (Chicago, Illinois, United States)
  • 1968 – Kansas City riot, (Kansas City, Missouri, United States)
  • 1968 – Popular uprising (France)
  • 1968 – JCH Riot in outrage over Hartwick College’s schism from the Lutheren Church
  • 1968 – Louisville riots, (Louisville, Kentucky, United States)
  • 1968 – Glenville Shootout, (Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
  • 1968 – Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day riot, (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • 1968 – Wooster Ave. riot, (Akron, Ohio, United States)
  • 1968 – Democratic National Convention riot, (Chicago, Illinois, United States)
  • 1968 – Rodney Riots (Kingston, Jamaica)
  • 1969 – Burntollet riot (near Derry, Northern Ireland)
  • 1969 – Race Riots, (Singapore)
  • 1969 – Czechoslovak Hockey Riots (Czechoslovak)
  • 1969 – Sir George Williams Computer Riot (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • 1969 – Stonewall Riots, (New York City, New York, United States)
  • 1969 – Race riots, (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • 1969 – Battle of the Bogside, (Derry, Northern Ireland)
  • 1969 – Northern Ireland Riots, (Northern Ireland)
  • 1969 – Days of Rage, (Chicago, Illinois, United States)
  • 1969 – Murray-Hill riot, (Montreal, Québec, Canada)
  • 1969 – Gujarat riots, (India)
  • 1960 – Berkeley riots, a series of riots in (Berkeley, California, United States)
  • 1970 – Kent State shootings, (Kent, Ohio, United States)
  • 1970 – Jackson State killings, (Jackson, Mississippi, United States)
  • 1970 – Hard Hat Riot, Wall Street, (New York City, New York, United States)
  • 1970 – Memorial Park riot, (Royal Oak and Birmingham, Michigan, United States)
  • 1970 – Koza riot, (Ryukyu Islands, United States, later Okinawa Prefecture, Japan)
  • 1971 – Gastown Riots, (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
  • 1971 – Camden Riots, (Camden, New Jersey, United States)
  • 1971 – Attica Prison uprising (Attica, New York, United States)
  • 1972 – Bloody Sunday (Derry, Northern Ireland)
  • 1972 – Operation Motorman (Northern Ireland)
  • 1973 – South Jamaica Riots, (Jamaica)
  • 1973 – Athens Polytechnic uprising, Greek student riots and revolution at National Technical University of Athens, military junta overthrown (Greece)
  • 1974 – Ulster Workers’ Council strike (Northern Ireland)
  • 1974 – Boston Busing Race Riots, (Boston, Massachusetts, United States)
  • 1975 – Chapeltown riot Leeds, (West Yorkshire, England)
  • 1975 – Livernois–Fenkell riot (Detroit, Michigan, United States)
  • 1975 – Students protest riots Mauritius, (Indian Ocean)
  • 1976 – Land Day protest, Massive strike by Israeli Arabs in protest at a government plan to expropriate lands in the Galilee (Israel)
  • 1976 – Notting Hill Carnival Riot (London, England)
  • 1976 – Soweto Riots (Soweto, South Africa)
  • 1977 – Egyptian Bread Riots, (Egypt)
  • 1977 – Sri Lankan riots, (Sri Lanka)
  • 1977 – Tampa Led Zeppelin riots, (Tampa, Florida, United States)
  • 1978 – Haredi riot, (Brooklyn, New York, United States)
  • 1978 – Moody Park riots, (Houston, Texas, United States)
  • 1979 – Disco Demolition Night (Chicago, Illonious, United States)
  • 1979 – White Night gay riots, (San Francisco, California, United States)
  • 1979 – Southall riots (Southall, West London, England)
  • 1979 – Star Hotel riot (Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia)
  • 1980 – Geen Woning Geen Kroning (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
  • 1980 – New Mexico State Penitentiary Riot (Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States)
  • 1980 – Arthur McDuffie riots, (Miami, Flordia, United States)
  • 1980 – St Pauls riot, (St Pauls, Bristol, England)
  • 1980 – Vondelstraat Riots (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • 1980 – Amsterdam coronation riots (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • 1981 – Toronto bathhouse riots, (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  • 1981 – Piersonrellen, (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • 1981 – Brixton riot, (London, England)
  • 1981 – Toxteth riots, (Liverpool, England)
  • 1981 – Moss Side riots, (Manchester, England)
  • 1981 – Chapeltown riot, (Leeds, England)
  • 1981 – Handsworth Riots, (Birmingham, England)
  • 1982 – Washington Anti-Klan protest, (Washington, D.C., United States)
  • 1982 – Miami Riot, Overtown Riot, (Miami, Flordia, United States)
  • 1983 – Assam Riot, in Assam, India, over 2000 Bengali Muslims killed after Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s decision to give 4 million alleged immigrants from Bangladesh the right to vote.
  • 1983 – Polish Pro-Solidarity Riots, (Poland)
  • 1983 – Black July Anti-Tamil Riots, (Western and Southern Provinces, Sri Lanka)
  • 1984 – Tunisian bread riots, (Tunisia)
  • 1984 – Anti-Sikh riots, (Delhi, Kanpur, India)
  • 1984 – Aggieville Riot, (Manhattan, Kansas, United States)
  • 1984 – Queens Street Riot, (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • 1985 – Drumcree riots, (Portadown, Northern Ireland)
  • 1985 – Durban Riots, (Durban, South Africa)
  • 1985 – Brixton riot, (London, England)
  • 1985 – Second Handsworth riots, (Birmingham, England)
  • 1985 – Broadwater Farm Riot, (London, England)
  • 1986 – Egyptian Conscription Riot, (Egypt)
  • 1986 – Sabah riots, (Sabah, Malaysia)
  • 1986 – U.S. Open of Surfing, (Huntington Beach, California, United States)
  • 1986 – Battle of Ryesgade, (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • 1987 – Chapeltown riot, (Leeds, England)
  • 1987 – Tampa riot, (Tampa, Florida, United States)
  • 1987 – Iranian pilgrim riot, (Mecca, Saudi Arabia)
  • 1987 – Tibetan Anti-China Riots, (Lhasa, Tibet)
  • 1987 – Atlanta prison riots, (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
  • 1987 – First Intifada, (Israel)
  • 1988 – Fremantle prison riot
  • 1988 – Uprising in Myanmar. Nationwide riots against military dictatorship in the country to restore democracy, as many as 10,000 protesters killed when the Myanmar Army brutally suppressed the movement.
  • 1988 – Latino riot, (Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States)
  • 1988 – Tompkins Square Park Police Riot, (East Village, Manhattan, New York City)
  • 1988 – Hot Biscuit Riot, (Shreveport, Louisiana, United States)
  • 1988 – Nanjing Anti-African protests (Nanjing, China)
  • 1989 – Riots in Argentina
  • 1989 – Sukhumi riots
  • 1989 – Dewsbury riot
  • 1989 – Tampa riot, (Tampa, Florida, United States)
  • 1989 – El Caracazo, (Caracas, Venezuela)
  • 1989 – Aftermath of Tiananmen Square protests, (Beijing, China)
  • 1989 – Romanian Revolution, (Romania)
  • 1989 – Bhagalpur riots in India
  • 1989 – Purple Rain Riot, (South Africa)
  • 1990 – Poll Tax Riots, (London, United Kingdom)
  • 1990 – Strangeways Prison Riot (Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • 1990 – Dinamo Zagreb–Red Star Belgrade riot (Zagreb, Croatia, at the time part of Yugoslavia)
  • 1990 – Golaniada, demonstrations against communism, (Bucharest, Romania)
  • 1990 – Salford, (Greater Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • 1990 – Hyderabad Riots – Over 150 people killed. Communal riots occurred due to the killing of Sardar and Majid Khan.
  • 1990 – Mass Uprising in Bangladesh against military dictator Lt. Gen. Ershad, who is forced to resign on December 6, and restore democracy in the country. December 6 has since been celebrated as democracy victory day in Bangladesh.
  • 1990 – Airin Riots, (Osaka, Japan)
  • 1991 – Riot in D.C.’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood, (Washington, D.C., United States)
  • 1991 – Riverport Riot, at Riverport Amphitheater during a Guns N’ Roses concert
  • 1991 – Crown Heights Riot, (Brooklyn, New York, United States)
  • 1991 – Moscow August Putsch, GKChP (Russian: ГКЧП) riot, or “August Coup Attempt,” (Moscow, Soviet Union)
  • 1991 – Ely Petrol Riots, (Cardiff, Wales)
  • 1991 – Hoyerswerda riots, (Hoyerswerda, Germany)
  • 1992 – Los Angeles riots, (Los Angeles, California, United States)
  • 1992 – Washington Heights Riot, (New York City, New York, United States)
  • 1992 – Chicago Bulls victory riots, (Chicago, Illinois, United States)
  • 1992 – Riot after Guns N’ Roses show/Metallica Stadium Tour, (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • 1992 – Demolition of the Babri Masjid, Ayodhya, India. Over 2000 (mostly Muslims) killed in violence.
  • 1992 – Riot of Rostock-Lichtenhagen, (Rostock, Germany)
  • 1992 – Bombay riots and other inter-communal riots – Riots in the Indian city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay) after the demolition of Babri Mosque in Ayodhya.
  • 1992 – Riots in Bangladesh and Pakistan in protest of the demolition of Babri Masjid.
  • 1993 – Russian constitutional crisis riots, (Moscow, Russia)
  • 1993 – 18 May Riot, (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • 1993 – Stanley Cup Riot, (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • 1993 – Welling Riots, (London, England)
  • 1994 – Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi Malakand Revolt
  • 1994 – Stanley Cup Riot, (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
  • 1994 – Green Day Riot, (Boston, Massachusetts, United States)
  • 1994 – Uprising in Bahrain, 35 killed.
  • 1995 – Gazi Quarter riots, 23 killed, (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • 1995 – Brixton riot, (London, England)
  • 1995 – Manningham riot, (Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom)
  • 1995 – Lansdowne Road football riot, English Neo-Nazi Hooliganism (Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland)
  • 1996 – Yatala Prison Riot, (Yatala Labour Prison, Adelaide, South Australia)
  • 1996 – Riots in Trafalgar Square during UEFA Euro 96, (London, England)
  • 1996 – Drumcree riots, (throughout Northern Ireland)
  • 1996 – Parliament House Riot, (Canberra, Australia)
  • 1996 – Western Wall Tunnel riots, (Jerusalem, Israel)
  • 1996 – St. Petersburg Riot, (St. Petersburg, Florida, United States)
  • 1997 – Drumcree riots, (throughout Northern Ireland)
  • 1998 – Pullman (WSU) Riot, (Pullman, Washington, United States)
  • 1998 – Jakarta Riots, (Jakarta, Indonesia)
  • 1998 – Drumcree riots, (throughout Northern Ireland)
  • 1998 – Reformasi, (Malaysia)
  • 1999 – Mauritian riots, starting in Roche Bois, Mauritius following death in custody of singer Topize “Kaya” and spread to other parts of the island
  • 1999 – Khaitan Riot, (Kuwait)
  • 1999 – Michigan State University student riot, (East Lansing, Michigan, United States)
  • 1999 – Iran student riots, (Iran)
  • 1999 – WTO Ministerial Conference, (Seattle, Washington, United States)
  • 2000 – Cochabamba protests, (Cochabamba, Bolivia)
  • 2000 — Lakers fans riot after the team was crowned the NBA Champions. It became known as the Lakers’ victory riot, (Los Angeles, California, United States)
  • 2000 – October Riots, (Israel)
  • 2000 – Al-Aqsa Intifada, (Israel)
  • 2000 – Riots between English and Turkish football fans break out after the final of the UEFA Cup, (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • 2000 – Chinese anti-corruption riot, (Yangjiazhangzi, China)
  • 2000 – Spanish anti-immigrant riots, (Almeria, Spain)
  • 2000 – May Day Riots, (London, England)
  • 2001 – Many of Ahmedabad’s buildings were set on fire during the Gujarat violence
  • 2001 – Seattle Mardi Gras riot, (Seattle, Washington, United States)
  • 2001 – University of Maryland student riots following team’s loss in the 2001 NCAA tournament (College Park, Maryland, United States)
  • 2001 – Cincinnati Riots, (Cincinnati, Ohio, United States)
  • 2001 – Quebec City Summit of the Americas, (Quebec, Canada)
  • 2001 – May Day Riots, (London, England)
  • 2001 – Oldham Riots, (Oldham, Greater Manchester, England)
  • 2001 – Gothenburg Riots, (Gothenburg, Sweden)
  • 2001 – Harehills riot Leeds, (West Yorkshire, England)
  • 2001 – Canada Day Riot, (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
  • 2001 – Bradford Riot, (Bradford, England)
  • 2001 – Genoa Group of Eight Summit protest, (Genoa, Italy)
  • 2001 – Belfast riots, (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • 2001 – Holy Cross dispute, (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • 2001 – Belfast riots, (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • 2001 – Riots, (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • 2001 – Ohio State University, First Chittfest block party riot, (Columbus, Ohio, United States)
  • 2002 – San Salvador Atenco Airport Riot, (San Salvador Atenco, Mexico)
  • 2002 – Godhra Riots after the Godhra train burning, (Gujarat, India)
  • 2002 – Naroda Patiya massacre, resulted in the death of 97 Muslims by approximately a mob of 5000 people.
  • 2002 – University of Maryland students following their team’s victory in the 2002 NCAA tournament (College Park, Maryland, United States)
  • 2002 – Former military spies riot over their government pension, (Seoul, South Korea)
  • 2002 – Ohio State University, Second Chittfest block party riot, (Columbus, Ohio, United States)
  • 2002 – Urso Branco prison riot, (Rondônia, Brazil)
  • 2002 – Belfast riots, (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • 2002 – Short Strand Clashes, (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • 2002 – Chinese textile worker riot, (Shuikou, Guangdong, China)
  • 2002 – Soccer hooligans light flares and clash with riot police at a game, (Kiev, Ukraine)
  • 2002 – Ohio State University post University of Michigan football game riot, (Columbus, Ohio, United States)
  • 2002 – Riot at Pavoncito Prison, (Guatemala City, Guatemala)
  • 2003 – Riot in Neos Marmaras (Porto Carras, Sithonia) against the EU-Summit, (Chalkidiki, Greece)
  • 2003 – Benton Harbor Riot, (Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States)
  • 2003 – Football riot, (Wrocław)
  • 2003 – Maldives civil unrest, (Malé, Maldives)
  • 2003 – Riot over bad policy during a SARS outbreak, (Xiandie, China)
  • 2003 – The Exploited Montreal riot, (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • 2004 – Han–Hui riot, (Henan province, China)
  • 2004 – Boston, Lincolnshire, Croydon. Fans rioted after England lost to France in their first game of the UEFA Euro group stage.
  • 2004 – Urso Branco prison riot, (Rondônia, Brazil)
  • 2004 – Kosovo Riot, (Kosovo)
  • 2004 – Riot in response to a beating, (Guangdong, China)
  • 2004 – Citizens in Benghu riot in response to inflating prices and poor healthcare, (Anhui, China)
  • 2004 – Farmers riot when their land is taken and given to real-estate companies, (Zhengzhou, China)
  • 2004 – Chinese soccer fans riot when a Japanese team wins the final, (Beijing, China)
  • 2004 – Rioters attack police station, (Athens, Greece)
  • 2005 – Dongzhou protest, (Guangdong, China)
  • 2005 – Macquarie Fields riots, (southwest of Sydney, Australia)
  • 2005 – Cedar Revolution, (Lebanon)
  • 2005 – Anti-Japanese riots, (Beijing, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, China)
  • 2005 – Riots in response to land taken for a power plant, (Shenyou, China)
  • 2005 – Riots over excessive pollution, (Zhejiang, China)
  • 2005 – Perpignan ethnic violence, (France)
  • 2005 – Riots during the Orange Order parade, (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • 2005 – Maldives civil unrest, (Malé, Maldives)
  • 2005 – Chinese worker riot, (Xizhou, China). In 2005, the government admitted to 87,000 riots and demonstrations across China.
  • 2005 – Belfast riots, (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • 2005 – Street clashes in central Athens, (Athens, Greece)
  • 2005 – Civil unrest, (France)
  • 2005 – Toledo Riot (Toledo, Ohio, United States)
  • 2005 – Anti-Muslim Riots, (Mau, Uttar Pradesh, India)
  • 2005 – Mar del Plata Summit of the Americas, (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
  • 2005 – Cronulla riots, (Sydney, Australia)
  • 2005 – Birmingham race riots in Lozells, (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
  • 2006 – Stanley Cup Western Conference Finals, (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
  • 2006 – Cartoon riots began after a Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published 12 editorial cartoons on 30 September 2005, most of which depicted Muhammad, a principal figure of the religion of Islam. The newspaper announced that this was an attempt to contribute to the debate about criticism of Islam and self-censorship. Muslim groups in Denmark complained, and the issue eventually led to protests around the world, including violent demonstrations and riots in some Muslim countries.
  • 2006 – Nuku’alofa riots, (Nuku’alofa, Tonga)
  • 2006 – Dublin riots, (Dublin, Ireland)
  • 2006 – Punk riot, (San Bernardino, California, United States)
  • 2006 – Labor protests, (Paris, France)
  • 2006 – Burj Khalifa riot, (Dubai, UAE)
  • 2006 – Hindu/Muslim Aligarh Riots, (Aligarh, India)
  • 2006 – Prison riot, (Venezuela)
  • 2006 – Civil unrest in San Salvador Atenco, (San Salvador Atenco, Mexico)
  • 2006 – Riot after a hospital doesn’t treat a patient, (Sichuan, China)
  • 2006 – Riot over government response to a whistleblower, (Shandong, China)
  • 2006 – Riot follows after a traffic accident incites violence, (Chizhou, China)
  • 2006 – Riot over a land dispute, (Sanzhou, China)
  • 2006 – Protests in Hungary
  • 2006 – Mangalore riots were a set of riots in Mangalore, India triggered after Hindu extremist group Bajrang Dal attacked a Van which was transporting cows. Government imposed a curfew for a week. Two people were killed and up to 50 people were injured.
  • 2006 – Political Riots in Bangladesh. Violent clashes between the two major parties Bangladesh Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party including vandalism and arson attacks leaving 40+ dead.
  • 2006 – Copenhagen Riot, (Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • 2007 – Anti-immigrant riots, (Madrid, Spain)
  • 2007 – Guinea-Bissau riot
  • 2007 – Chinese immigrants clash with riot police, (Milan, Italy)
  • 2007 – Riot starts when a company takes over the bus routes and doubles the fares, (Zhushan, China)
  • 2007 – Karachi riots, (Karachi, Pakistan)
  • 2007 – Bronze soldier riot, (Tallinn, Estonia)
  • 2007 – Muslim-Tibetan riot, (Qinghai, China)
  • 2007 – Muslim–Han riot, (Shandong, China)
  • 2007 – Romani riots, (Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • 2007 – Anti-government protests, (Georgian)
  • 2007 – Anti-government protests, (Burmese)
  • 2007 – Riots in Villiers-le-Bel, (France)
  • 2007 – Food riots in West Bengal
  • 2007 – Kenyan Presidential Election Riots
  • 2007 – Food riots in India, Peru, Morocco, Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Yemen, Guinea, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Senegal.
  • 2008 – Striking dock workers clash with riot police at state-controlled Piraeus and Thessaloniki ports, (Greece)
  • 2008 – Protests in Serbia – Riots in Belgrade on embassies of countries recognizing the independence of Kosovo by Serbian nationalists.
  • 2008 – Political crisis in Lebanon – Riots and engagements between Islamists and progressives.
  • 2008 – Tibetan unrest, (Tibet)
  • 2008 – UEFA Cup Final riots in (Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • 2008 – South Africa riots – Attacks on foreign nationals
  • 2008 – Fishermen riots in Paris – French fishermen clashed with police as they protested over rising fuel costs
  • 2008 – Fishermen riots in Brussels
  • 2008 – Kamagasaki G8 Riots, Repression and Revolt, General Union, (Osaka, Japan)
  • 2008 – Guizhou riot, (Guizhou, China)
  • 2008 – Kanmen riot in the coastal province of Zhejiang. According to the Ministry of Public Security, there were 87,000 riots and protests reported in 2005 and this number increases every year.
  • 2008 – Riot in Mongolia, following the legislative election
  • 2008 – August 2008 Montreal North Riot, (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • 2008 – Riots throughout Greece after police shot a teenager
  • 2008 – Mangalore Church attacks. Riot erupted after Hindu extremist groups Bajrang Dal and Sri Ram Sena attacked on Churches in Mangalore. Damaged the Churches and injured the people include Nuns
  • 2009 – Riots following the 2008–2009 Israel–Gaza conflict, (Oslo, Copenhagen, London, Belfast, Los Angeles, San Francisco)
  • 2009 – Riot on in Riga, Latvia, after a peaceful demonstration of people, demanding parliament (Saeima) dissolution
  • 2009 – Ubudiah Mosque riots in Kuala Kangsar, (Perak, Malaysia)
  • 2009 – Icelandic riots, (Reykjavík, Iceland)
  • 2009 – Rioting after St Patrick’s Day, (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • 2009 – Anti-government Riots, (Bangkok, Thailand). Protesters are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva hundreds of protesters injured. Thai Army were deployed on the streets of Bangkok and the State of Emergency was declared
  • 2009 – Iranian election protests
  • 2009 – Ürümqi riots, (Ürümqi, China)
  • 2009 – Riots in central Punjab, 8 dead, (Pakistan)
  • 2009 – Riots when far-right activists clash with anti-racism protesters and local members of the Muslim and Afro-Caribbean community, (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
  • 2009 – Riots in Belfast, (Northern Ireland)
  • 2009 – Arab protesters clashed with Israeli security forces during riots near Temple Mount, (Jerusalem, Israel)
  • 2009 – Football riot, 1 dead, (Široki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • 2010 – Riots in Corsica between police force and supporters of the FLNC, 3 injured
  • 2010 – Times Square riots, 4 rioters shot, 54 arrested, (New York City, New York, United States)
  • 2010 – Prison riot, 8 dead, (Venezuela)
  • 2010 – Immigrants riots, 37 injured, (Rosarno, Italy)
  • 2010 – Riots in Nigeria between Muslim and Christian gangs, 992 dead
  • 2010 – Riots during the 2010 Winter Olympics, (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
  • 2010 – Uprising, 85 dead, (Kyrgyzstani)
  • 2010 – Political protests, 91 dead, (Thailand)
  • 2010 – Springfest Riot, dozens injured, 30–35 arrested, (Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States)
  • 2010 – Riots in Indonesia, 3 dead.
  • 2010 – Riots in Kyrgyzstan, 5 dead.
  • 2010 – Riots, (Santa Cruz, California, United States)
  • 2010 – Riots in, 3 people killed, (Greece)
  • 2010 – Prison riot, 8 dead, (Venezuela)
  • 2010 – Riots, 3 dead, 70 injured, (northeast India)
  • 2010 – Riots between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks, 2 dead, (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 2010 – Riots, 73 dead, (Jamaica)
  • 2010 – Riots, at least 2,000 dead, (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 2010 – Prison riot, 28 dead, (Mexico)
  • 2010 – Riots, 2 dead, 12 injured, (Bariloche, Argentina)
  • 2010 – Riots during the 2010 G-20 Toronto summit, 1105 arrests, (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  • 2010 – Prison riot, 6 dead, (Venezuela)
  • 2010 – Riots, at least 10 dead, (Indian Kashmir)
  • 2010 – Riots, 2 dead, (Yemen)
  • 2010 – Riots, 1 dead, dozens injured, (Panama)
  • 2010 – Riots after not-guilty verdict returned in Oscar Grant case, (Oakland, California, United States)
  • 2010 – Riots, police estimate that one million in damages were caused, and over 80 police officers injured by nationalist rioters, (Northern Ireland)
  • 2010 – Riots, at least 4 killed, (Nigeria)
  • 2010 – Prison riot, 2 killed, (Quebec, Canada)
  • 2010 – Riots, 50 people killed in seven weeks of clashes with Indian forces, (Indian Kashmir)
  • 2010 – Riots, 90 dead, (Karachi, Pakistan)
  • 2010 – Prison riot, 14 dead, (Mexico)
  • 2010 – Prison riot, at least 2 killed, 80 injured, (Kazakhstan)
  • 2010 – Farmers riot, at least 2 killed, (Uttar Pradesh, India)
  • 2010 – Riots, 2 dead, (Punjab province, Pakistan)
  • 2010 – Riots, 13 killed, (Mozambique)
  • 2010 – Riots, 6 killed, 22 injured, (Indonesia)
  • 2010 – Riots, 2 killed, (Afghanistan)
  • 2010 – Riots, 17 dead, (Karachi, Pakistan)
  • 2010 – Riots, 3 killed, 50 injured, (Ecuador)
  • 2010 – Riots, 5 dead, (East Kalimantan, Indonesia)
  • 2010 – Prison Riots, 16 killed, (Venezuela)
  • 2010 – Anti-gay riot, 78 police officers and 17 civilians injured, (Belgrade)
  • 2010 – Riots, at least 33 killed, (Karachi, Pakistan)
  • 2010 – Prison riot, 3 killed, (Haiti)
  • 2010 – Riots, at least 30 killed, (Cross River State, Nigeria)
  • 2010 – Riots, 11 dead, (Western Sahara)
  • 2010 – Riot, 18 dead, (Maranhão, Brazil)
  • 2010 – Student riots in London, 14 injured, 35 arrested, Conservative head office damaged by protestors. Goldsmiths College’s UCU (lecturers union) issue statement in support of all demonstrators
  • 2010 – Riots, 2 dead, (Cairo, Egypt)
  • 2010 – Riots, at least 25 people were killed, (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 2010 – Riots, at least 3 killed, (Ivory Coast)
  • 2010 – More student riots in London. Twelve police officers were injured with six requiring hospital treatment. 43 protesters injured, and 26 arrests made. Several buildings were attacked, including the Treasury, the Supreme Court and Topshop. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall car came under attack, smashing the window of the car and covered in paint.
  • 2010 – Riots, at least 3 killed, (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • 2010 – Riots, at least 3 killed and dozens more have been injured, (Bangladesh)
  • 2010 – Ethnic riots, 29 injured, (Moscow, Russia)
  • 2010 – Riots, (Constitución neighborhood, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • 2010 – Riots, 1 dead and several people injured, (Tunisia)
  • 2010 – New park riots – pupils riot in a newly built park, several injured, (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • 2011 – Riots, 4 dead, (Assam, Meghalaya, Northeast India)
  • 2011 – Riots, 2 dead and 9 people injured, (Arusha, Tanzania)
  • 2011 – Riots, 2 dead and 400 people injured in riots linked to food price increases and unemployment, (Algeria)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 219 killed, (Tunisia)
  • 2011 – Riots, more than 30 people dead, (Jos, Nigeria)
  • 2011 – Riots, 3 killed, 17 policemen and soldiers were injured, including three seriously, along with 22 civilians, (Tirana, Albania)
  • 2011 – Riots, following the fall of Saad Hariri’s government, (Lebanon)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 846 killed, (Egypt)
  • 2011 – Riots, 4 killed, (Tafawa Balewa, Nigeria)
  • 2011 – Prison riot, 6 dead, (Sao Luis, Brazil)
  • 2011 – Religious riot, at least 6 killed, (Banten, Indonesia)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 70 killed, 92 civilians, 2 security forces injured, (Manama, Bahrain)
  • 2011 – Riots, 2 killed, (Sulaimaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan)
  • 2011 – Riots, 5 killed, (Al Hoceima, Morocco)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 24 people killed, (Libya)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 13 killed, (Iraq)
  • 2011 – Riots, 24 killed, (Yemen)
  • 2011 – Riots, 3 killed, (Tunis, Tunisia)
  • 2011 – Miners riot, at least 2 killed, (Peru)
  • 2011 – Riots, between Muslims and Christians, at least 13 people died and 140 were injured, (Cairo, Egypt)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 3 dead, (Kissidougou, Guinea)
  • 2011 – Prison riot, 2 dead, 14 wounded, (Tikrit, Iraq)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 60 killed, (Syria)
  • 2011 – Riots, 42 people had died and at least 300 were injured according to doctors, (Sana’a, Yemen)
  • 2011 – Prison Riot, 7 dead, (Hyderabad, Pakistan)
  • 2011 – Riot in London, around 250 thousand people, initially a small protest.
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 70 people have been killed, (Nigeria)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 13 people have been killed, (Mazar-e Sharif and Kandahar, Afghanistan)
  • 2011 – Riots, 1 dead and at least 30 others injured, (Jessore, Bangladesh)
  • 2011 – Riots, 2 killed and at least 15 wounded, (Cairo, Egypt)
  • 2011 – Prison riot, 2 dead, (Rumieh, Lebanon)
  • 2011 – Riots, 1 killed, (Parwan province, Afghanistan)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 3 killed, (Uganda)
  • 2011 – Riots, more than 100 people died in two months of protests, (Yemen)
  • 2011 – Riots, 1 killed, more than 50 injured, (Jaitapur, Maharashtra, India)
  • 2011 – Riots, 1 killed, (Diyarbakir, Turkey)
  • 2011 – Riots, (Dakar, Senegal)
  • 2011 – Riots, 2 killed, (Tyre, Lebanon)
  • 2011 – Riots, 3 people were burned to death, (Mansa, Luapula Province, Zambia)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 500 killed in post-election rioting, (Nigeria)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 5 dead and 100 injured, (Kampala, Uganda)
  • 2011 – Riots, between Muslims and Christians, 12 dead, (Cairo, Egypt)
  • 2011 – Riots, 1 killed, 3 wounded, (Hesarak District, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 12 killed and dozens injured, (Israel)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 8 people killed in post-election violence, (West Bengal, India)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 12 killed and 80 injured, (Taloqan, Takhar province, Afghanistan)
  • 2011 – Riots, 2 killed, 20 injured, (Tbilisi, Georgia)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 2 killed, (Choucha refugee camp, Tunisia)
  • 2011 – Riots, 1 killed, at least 200 wounded, (Sri Lanka)
  • 2011 – Riots, 4 killed, (Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India)
  • 2011 – Riots, 3 dead and 90 wounded, (Metlaoui, Tunisia)
  • 2011 – Riots, 2 killed, (Mogadishu, Somalia)
  • 2011 – Riots in El Rodeo I prison, 19 killed, (Caracas, Venezuela)
  • 2011 – Riots after the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup, (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 4 killed and at least 48 people wounded, (Tripoli, Lebanon)
  • 2011 – Riots, three separate outbreaks in June and July, over 300 injured, (Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)
  • 2011 – Riots, 3 killed and more than 30 injured, (Huancavelica, Peru)
  • 2011 – Riots, 2 killed and at least 30 injured, (Guwahati, Assam, India)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 5 killed and 30 wounded, (Juliaca, Puno Region, Peru)
  • 2011 – Riots, 2 killed and 13 injured, (Dadaab, Kenya)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 114 killed, including violence a week prior, (Karachi, Pakistan,)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 2 killed, (Ganjam, Odisha, India)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 7 killed in a prison riot, (Karaganda, Kazakhstan)
  • 2011 – Riots, 7 killed in a prison riot, (Nuevo Laredo, Mexico)
  • 2011 – Riots, 4 killed, (Hotan, China)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 30 killed in sectarian violence, (Homs, Syria)
  • 2011 – Riots, 1 killed, (Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 18 killed, (Malawi)
  • 2011 – Riots, 17 people killed in a prison riot, (Ciudad Juárez, Mexico)
  • 2011 – Riots, 18 killed in rioting between rival clans, (Papua, Indonesia)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 4 killed, (Qalad District, Zabul province, Afghanistan)
  • 2011 – Riots, 3 killed, (Pimpri-Chinchwad, India)
  • 2011 – Riots in multiple cities, over a hundred injured and 5 killed, (London, England)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 10 killed, (Mogadishu, Somalia)
  • 2011 – Riots, scores of demonstrators and police injured, 1 killed, (Chile)
  • 2011 – Riots, 1 killed, (Hakkari province, Turkey)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 22 killed, (Jos, Nigeria)
  • 2011 – Riots, 4 injured, 1 teenage girl killed, (Sbeitla, Tunisia)
  • 2011 – Riots, 3 killed and more than 1,000 injured in anti-Israel protests, (Cairo, Egypt)
  • 2011 – Riots, 5 dead and 80 injured in clashes between Christians and Muslims, (Ambon, Indonesia)
  • 2011 – Riots, 7 killed, (Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu, India)
  • 2011 – Riots, 2 killed and 16 injured in a religious riot, (Ujjain, India)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 9 killed, over 12 injured, (Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India)
  • 2011 – Riots, 2 dead, at least 6 injured in ethnic clashes, (Katunitsa, Bulgaria)
  • 2011 – Riots, 7 killed, at least 20 injured, (Dakhla, Western Sahara, Morocco)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 4 killed, (Conakry, Guinea)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 24 killed, (Cairo, Egypt)
  • 2011 – Riots, 4 killed, (Darrang district, Assam, India)
  • 2011 – Riots, 1 killed, 5 injured, (Papua, Indonesia)
  • 2011 – Riots, 1 died of heart attack, 16 injured, (Athens, Greece)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 1 killed and several others wounded, (Monrovia, Liberia)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 4 people killed in post-election violence and 46 officers have been injured, (Nicaragua)
  • 2011 – Riots, 1 killed and at least 11 injured, (Damietta, Egypt)
  • 2011 – Riots, 33 killed, (Cairo, Egypt)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 1 dead, (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 2 killed and 8 injured, (Karachi, Pakistan)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 30 injured, (Zakho, Iraq)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 1 killed and 20 injured, (Canete, Peru)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 1 killed and 2 injured, (Jagatsinghpur district, Odisha, India)
  • 2011 – Riots, 6 killed, (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 11 people killed and 86 injured, (Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 13 people killed and hundreds injured, (Cairo, Egypt)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 2 people were killed and 8 wounded, (Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia)
  • 2011 – Riots, at least 100 injured, (Rome)
  • 2012 – Riots, 1 killed and 4 injured, (Uri, Indian Kashmir, India)
  • 2012 – Riots, at least 50 killed, (Ebonyi State, Nigeria)
  • 2012 – Riots, several killed and 3 injured, (Qatif, Saudi Arabia)
  • 2012 – Riots, at least 100 killed and dozens injured within 2011–2012, (Bahrain)
  • 2012 – Riots, 3 killed, (Dakar and Podor, Senegal)
  • 2012 – Riots, 4 killed, (Bangladesh)
  • 2012 – Riots, at least 74 killed and at least 1000 people injured, (Port Said, Egypt)
  • 2012 – Riots, 7 dead, (Cairo and Suez, Egypt)
  • 2012 – Riots, 1 killed and at least 6 injured, (Qatif, Saudi Arabia)
  • 2012 – Riots, 1 killed and 4 injured, (Chilaw, Sri Lanka)
  • 2012 – Riots, 44 killed in a prison riot, (Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico)
  • 2012 – Riots, 2 killed, (Rustenburg, South Africa)
  • 2012 – Riots, 23 killed, (Afghanistan)
  • 2012 – Riots, 2 killed, (Songea, Tanzania)
  • 2012 – Riots, 1 killed and several injured, (Aysén, Chile)
  • 2012 – Riots, 2 killed and dozens wounded, (Macedonia)
  • 2012 – Riots, 3 killed and more than 30 injured, (Puerto Maldonado, Peru)
  • 2012 – Riots, 1 killed, (Turkey)
  • 2012 – Riots, 1 killed and 65 injured, (Port Said, Egypt)
  • 2012 – Riots, 1 killed and scores injured, (Israel, West Bank and Gaza)
  • 2012 – Riots, at least 18 killed, (San Pedro Sula, Honduras)
  • 2012 – Riots, at least 17 killed and nearly 50 injured, (Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan)
  • 2012 – Riot, 25,000 protesters fired upon by police using water cannons and tear gas, (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • 2012 – Riots, at least 20 killed, (Cairo, Egypt)
  • 2012 – Riots, 1 killed, (Tunis, Tunisia)
  • 2012 – Riots, 1 killed and 4 injured, (Papua Province, Indonesia)
  • 2012 – Riots, 50 killed, (Rakhine State, Myanmar)
  • 2012 – Riots, more than 90 killed, (Kaduna, Nigeria)
  • 2012 – Riots, at least 3 killed, (Celendín, Peru)
  • 2012 – Riots, 1 killed, (Potosi, Bolivia)
  • 2012 – Riots, 2 killed, (Qatif, Saudi Arabia)
  • 2012 – Riots, (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • 2012 – Riots, 1 killed and more than 85 injured, (Delhi, India)
  • 2012 – Riots, at least 3 killed, (Linden, Guyana)
  • 2012 – Riots, at least 22 killed, (Mérida state, Venezuela)
  • 2012 – Riots, at least 36 killed, (Assam, India)
  • 2012 – Riots, several injuries and 24 arrested, (Anaheim, California, United States)
  • 2012 – Riots, 6 killed, (Nyala, Sudan)
  • 2012 – Riots, 5 killed, (Zogota, Guinea)
  • 2012 – Riots, 2 killed and at least 55 injured, (Mumbai, India)
  • 2012 – Riots, 43 killed, 78 wounded, (North West Province, South Africa)
  • 2012 – Riots, 6 killed and 200 injured, (Santa Fe Province, Buenos Aires Province, Tucumán Province, Argentina)
  • 2012 – Riots, (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • 2012 – Project X Haren, over 30 injured, (Haren, Groningen, the Netherlands)
  • 2012 – Riots caused by the 2012 Mexican general election, (Mexico City)
  • 2012 – Rioting during the Belfast City Hall flag protests, (Northern Ireland)
  • 2012 – Demonstration and riots during escalation of Senkaku Islands dispute, (China)
  • 2012 – A long running series of protests and riots by farm workers, (Western Cape region of South Africa)
  • 2013 – Riots during the flag protests, 29 police officers were hurt, (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • 2013 – Bulgarian protests
  • 2013 – Riots, (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • 2013 – Riots, (Bangladesh)
  • 2013 – Riots, (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • 2013 – Anti–Sri Lanka riots, (Tamil Nadu, India)
  • 2013 – Riots in Brazil, (São Paulo, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Recife, Curitiba, Porto Alegre and Vitória)
  • 2013 – Riots following July 12 parade and over several days, dozens injured mainly Police Officers, (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • 2013 – Riots in Shanshan County, 27 people were killed, (Xinjiang, China)
  • 2013 – Riots, 1 injured, (Huntington Beach, California, United States)
  • 2013 – Riots, (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • 2013 – Riots, (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • 2013 – Riots, 18 injured, (Singapore)
  • 2013 – Riots after police patrol stopped a woman for wearing an Islamic face-covering veil, her husband tried to strangle a police officer and he was arrested. His arrest was followed by three days of rioting by 200 participants. In the aftermath, three people were convicted to jail stences from six to ten months, (Trappes, France)
  • 2014 – Riots from November, 2013 to February, 2014. Protests and riots in Euromaidan, 106 dead, 1,880 injured, around 1,340 hospitalized, 320 arrested for mass rioting and 125+ police officers injured, (Kiev, Ukraine)
  • 2014 – Hrushevskoho Street riots, January, 2014 to February, 2014, (Kiev, Ukraine)
  • 2014 – The Crown Heights riot was a race riot. Black residents turned against Orthodox Jewish Chabad residents, resulting in a deterioration of already tense racial relations in the densely populated community, (Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States)
  • 2014 – Riots, 43 killed, 5,000+ injured, 3,689 arrested, (Venezuela)
  • 2014 – Riots after a raid on a mosque conducted by the police, (Mombasa, Kenya)
  • 2014 – Unrest, a series of demonstrations and riots that began in the northern town of Tuzla, but quickly spread to multiple cities, (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • 2014 – Riots, Zhengzhou Airport, (China)
  • 2014 – Riots after Cigar City Brewing Company prematurely ran out of beer at their annual release of their highly acclaimed Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, angry attendees began a small riot. Police were called to the scene and dispersed the angry crowd. The riot prompted the brewery’s owners to cancel the event in the future. No lives were lost, but some injuries were reported, (Tampa, Florida, United States)
  • 2014 – Riots caused by the 2014 Iguala mass kidnapping, (Mexico)
  • 2014 – Riots in caused by the shooting of Michael Brown and charges against the accused officer being dropped, (Ferguson, Missouri, United States)
  • 2015 – Baltimore protests following the death of Freddie Gray
  • 2015 – South African xenophobic riots breakout first in Durban then spreading to Johannesburg, South Africa targeting foreign immigrants, 7 dead.
  • 2015 – Baltimore riots erupted in Baltimore, Maryland, United States in response to the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody.
  • 2015 – Three days of riots in Belfast, Northern Ireland following the July 12 parade.
  • 2015 – Syrians and Afghans were fighting in a refugee station located in Leipzig, Germany during the Islamic Eid al-Adha festivities. 40 police vehicles were sent to calm the situation.
  • 2015 – Corsican protests follow the rise of Corsican nationalism and resulted in the burning of a mosque in Ajaccio and continuing protests.
  • 2016 – Riots, clashes with police in multiple cities over newly elected president Rodrigo Duterte’s policies, (Philippines)
  • 2016 – Mong Kok civil unrest (Mong Kok, Hong Kong)
  • 2016 – Riots after the shooting of Abdi Mohamed in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
  • 2016 – Riot in Melbourne, Australia central business district: largely gang-related gunshots were reported in the night.
  • 2016 – A series of violent riots Melbourne, Australia between pro and anti-Islam protesters results in numerous acts of vandalism, injuries and arrests.
  • 2016 – Protesters outside a Donald Trump rally rioted in Albuquerque, New Mexico, injuring several police officers.
  • 2016 – San Jose, California, Trump rally turns violent when protesters attacked supporters and one Police Officer was assaulted.
  • 2016 – UEFA Euro 2016 riots throughout France.
  • 2016 – Riots in Tshwane, South Africa preceding national municipal elections. 5 dead and 54 arrested.
  • 2016 – Milwaukee, Wisconson riots
  • 2016 – Riots break out in Kalgoorlie, Australia after the Death of Elijah Doughty. 12 police officers injured and buildings and cars damaged.
  • 2016 – Kaveri River water dispute, India
  • 2016 – Riots in Charlotte, North Carolina caused by the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a police officer.
  • 2016 – Protests in many major United States cities over the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. Many protests lead to riots in various cities. Riots in Portland, Oregon resulted in at least 100 people arrested, and four people injured.
  • 2017 – Millions protesting during the Mother of All Marches, part of the 2017 Venezuelan protests
  • 2017 – Ełk riots in Ełk, Poland after the murder of Daniel Rudnicki by workers of local Kebab shop after he stole two coke bottles.
  • 2017 – Sporadic rioting by anarchists in Washington D.C. during the Inauguration of Donald Trump, Leading to 234 arrests for rioting, and 6 officers needing medical attention.
  • 2017 – Brazil prison riots.
  • 2017 – Rinkeby riots in Sweden.
  • 2017 – Dhaka, Bangladesh Transport Workers Riots. Transport workers paralyze the city in protest against a court verdict of a fellow worker, clashing with police, causing arson attack, torching of vehicles and other violence. Most violence were reported at the Gabtoli Intersection. One worker was killed after police forced to open fire.
  • 2017 – French riots
  • 2017 – Venezuelan protests, 165 killed, 15000+ injured, 4848 arrested.
  • 2017 – Rioting in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • 2017 – Northern India riots, following the rape conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. 40+ people killed in violence by his followers.
  • 2017 – 50 people were fighting outside a discothèque in Cologne, Germany. 18 police vehicles came to stop the fighting. Several people were lightly wounded among whom were a police officer and one person was seriously wounded.
  • 2017 – After the team of Morocco qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 2–0 victory over Ivory Coast, the celebrations by the Moroccan community in Brussels turned into a riot with cars burnt and shops looted by some 300 rioters and 20 police officers injured. Firefighters sent to put out the fires were also attacked by the rioters.
  • 2017 – Tegucigalpa, Honduras After a close election between Salvador Nasralla and Juan Orlando Hernandez the electoral body in Honduras still had no results days after the election, so protests against the government occurred, because the government was having reelection even though it is unconstitutional, at the beginning the opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla was winning by 5% but the system fell and 3 days after the reelecting president Juan Orlando Hernandez started to win, this led to protests all over the country which were repressed by the police that up to today are still occurring, until now there has been 34 deaths, between the riots the government declared curfew between 6 PM and 6 AM.
  • 2018 – Calais Migrant Riot. Violence between two groups of migrants, 100 Eritreans and 30 Afghans in Calais, France.
  • 2018 – Rioting in Derry, Northern Ireland, following an illegal republican march.
  • 2018 – Riots broke out in Paris, France when black bloc rioters damaged local businesses, a McDonald’s and set fire to cars and a bulldozer.
  • 2018 – Riots in Nigeria between Muslim herders and Christian farmers. Total 86 dead.
  • 2018 – Violence between Christian and Muslim youths in Kaduna in Nigeria. Total 55 dead.
  • 2018 – Garments Workers Riots in Narayanganj, Bangladesh. 5 hour clash between agitated rioting garments workers and the police force, 35 injured, 9 vehicles vandalized including a lorry set on fire.
  • 2018 – Two-day riots broke out at USJ25, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, between two groups involving more than 2000 people mostly Indian regarding the relocation of Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. Malay people were also involved by doing ambushes and demonstration and caused racial misunderstanding. A team of 700 policemen including Federal Reserve Unit were deployed to Subang Jaya to control the situation. An evacuation of a hotel had been done. 106 people had been arrested including one lawyer. Some injuries were recorded. One developer office had been vandalised by a group of rioters. Twenty-three vehicles had been set on fire and one fire engine had been vandalised by the rioters. One firefighter was heavily beaten by rioters and was later warded in intensive care unit.
  • 2019 – Four asylum seekers attacked passers-by of whom 12 were injured near the train station in Amberg, Germany. Members of the public fled into a shop and the shop assistant locked the door to stop the rioters from entering.
  • 2018 – Zimbabwe fuel protests erupt into national riots after a dramatic increase the price of fuel by the government, at least 12 deaths and over 600 people arrested.
  • 2018 – Riots in Haiti, 4 killed.
  • 2018 – A large street brawl involving 50 individuals took place in Upplands Väsby, Sweden Masked youth threw rocks at police and three were arrested for rioting (Swedish: våldsamt upplopp).
  • 2019 – Hong Kong protests – on going
  • 2019 – Riots in Sudan.
  • 2019 – Riots in Northern Ireland
  • 2019 – Riots broke out in Nørrebro in Copenhagen, Denmark, after Islam critic Rasmus Paludan staged a demonstration in the district. 23 people were arrested for a range of offences, from refusal to obey commands issued by police, arson and violence against police. Emergency services responded to 70 fires connected to the disturbances in Nørrebro, Nordvest, Christianshavn og Amager. About 200 people took part.
  • 2019 – Riots in Oldham, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom; Violent clashes between Anti Islamic demonstrators and counter demonstrators.
  • 2019 – Riots in Jakarta, Indonesia; Peaceful protest from election results turned violent overnight.
  • 2019 – Deggendorf, Germany: asylum seekers attacked police at the refugee centre. Five police were wounded and six Nigerian nationals were arrested for disturbing the peace and causing bodily harm.
  • 2019 – Khartoum massacre in Sudan. 118 dead, over 650 injured.
  • 2019 – Riots in Memphis, in the US following the fatal shooting of Brandon Webber by the police.
  • 2019 – Paris and Marseille, France: after Algeria defeated Ivory Coast in the African football championships, riots broke out in Paris and Marseille. Supporters of the Algerian national team gathered on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. The celebration in Paris turned into unrest where two shops were looted. Police used tear gas in Paris and Marseille to disperse the crowds.
  • 2019 – Prison riots in Northern Brazil, at least 50 dead.
  • 2019 – Riots in Papua, Indonesia. Over 30 people dead.
  • 2019 – Riots in Glasgow, UK. Attack on Irish unity march by opposition and subsequent clash of both parties with the riot police.
  • 2019 – Xenophobic riots in Johannesburg primarily targeting African immigrants, sparked by the death of a taxi driver. At least 12 dead and over 680 arrested.
  • 2019 – Student protest in Jakarta, Indonesia turned into riots, spread nationwide. One student dead.
  • 2019 – Anti-Government riots in Iraq, at least 93 killed, over a 1000 injured.
  • 2019 – Riots in Ecuador, mass protests with protesters throwing bricks, causing arson attacks and clashing with riot police, the riots were said to be caused by fuel price hike. A State Of Emergency was issued. 8 people were killed during the course of the riots.
  • 2019 – Mass protests with nationwide reach in Chile caused by public transport fares increasing. A State of Emergency was issued.
  • 2019 – Riots in Borhanuddin, Bangladesh due to an allegedly offensive Facebook post sent by a hacker. 4 dead.
  • 2019 – 8 killed, dozens injured in political riots in Bolivia.
  • 2019 – Brawl between 100s of knife yielding youths turned into violent riots at a movie theater in Birmingham, UK. Tasers were used to stop rioters, 4 rioters were arrested and 7 policemen were injured.
  • 2019 – Prison riots in Honduras, 37 killed.
  • 2020 – Riots in Lesbos, Greece, violent clashes between Afghan migrants and the Greek Police. Overcrowded refugee camps has been blamed for triggering the riots.
  • 2020 – North East Delhi riots in India, 53 killed.
  • 2020 – In Ukraine A Small Town Was Torn Apart By Coronavirus Rumors.
  • 2020 – About 50 inmates escaped from Italian prisons as the coronavirus triggered riots and brought the country’s criminal-justice system to a halt.
  • 2020 – Riot breaks out following university’s announcement of temporary closure due to COVID-19.
  • 2020 – In Italy, riots erupted in almost 50 prisons this month, leaving 13 inmates dead and 59 guards injured. Authorities said the inmates died of drug overdoses after raiding a prison infirmary.
  • 2020 – Hundreds of inmates escape prison during coronavirus riots in Brazil.
  • 2020 – Riots rock overcrowded Lebanon prisons over coronavirus fears.
  • 2020 – In Israel, riots erupts after police limit entrance to Temple Mount.
  • 2020 – Prison riots in Colombia following Covid-19 panic. 23 killed.
  • 2020 – Prison riots break out across Argentina sparked by anger over conditions and coronavirus fears.
  • 2020 – A migrant-detention facility in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas experienced a series of riots committed by hundreds of foreign nationals.
  • 2020 – Prisoners Riot in Luxembourg Amid Restrictions on Visitors. Luxembourg’s main prison erupted in violence overnight after about 25 inmates started rioting, forcing several police units to intervene.
  • 2020 – Prison riot in Siberia, Russia, prison set ablaze.
  • 2020 – Minneapolis riots, in Minneapolis, United States, after the police killing of a black man, George Floyd, during arrest by a police officer using his knees to compress the victim’s neck, despite the victim not resisting arrest. Protesters and the police clashed for over 24 hours leaving one dead. Four police men involved in the death were fired by the police force.
David

Author: David

As a retired traveler, IT systems engineer by trade, Electronics engineer by hobby. I spend my free time writing about subjects giving the reader events in history to ponder, as well as current events.

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