Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

Protests are often held as peaceful demonstrations. However, during times of civil unrest, a small spark can set off a violent riot. Protests have happened all over the world, and are sometimes history-changing events.

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The Bible
Bible Statistics and History
New Testament
Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

What book in the Bible mentions a riot caused by Paul?

Paul's preaching led to a riot in the city of Ephesus. The account is found in Acts 19.

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History of Europe
Middle Ages
Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

Where did the Nika Riots take place?

The Nika Riots took place in Constantinople in 532 AD. They destroyed nearly half the city and many thousands of people died over the course of a single week.

The causes of the Nika Riots were political differences, but the immediate cause was the question of superiority of the Blues (who backed chariot racers with blue livery) or the Greens (who backed racers with green). The question of Blues vs. Greens persisted for generations.

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Criminal Law
UK Law and Legal Issues
UK Politics
Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

What Meadowell Estate riots done against crime?

The riots in Meadowell started because two lads, from the estate were being chased in a stolen car on the coast road heading towards Meadowell, the police rammed the stolen car into a lampost, the car burst into flames killing both of the occupants, and this DID happen.

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Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

When did the 2011 Eygptian riots start?

They started on the 24th of January 2011.

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What is the Impressment riot of 1747?

In Boston, MA, there was a riot because the British navy was impressing Americans into their navy. The riots were a reaction to that.

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What is the use of the riot control weapon positions?

To make a show of force, for semi-readiness, and complete readiness and when troop are in contact with a group showing any kind of resistance or hesitance to withdraw.

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New York
New York City
Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

How do you find information on the Orange-Green riots in New York City on July 12th 1871?

It seems the expert is Michael A. Gordon who wrote a book "The Orange Riots: Political Violence in New York City, 1870 and 1871." I found your question while researching my genealogy. One set of my great-grandparents arrived in NYC from Ireland on July 12, 1871 on the Harvest Queen. I have a hand-written note that says the ship "was kept in Castle Gardens until the 13th on account of riots in N.Y. City." If you want more info try using Google, or any other search engine, and use "orange riots 1871" or something similar. There is quite a bit of information to be found.

The two sides were the Orange Order, who were Protestants, and the Greens who were Roman Catholics. Religious intolerance brought to America from Ireland.

See Related Links for an almost contemporary acount.

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How did some people protest segregation?

marching, boycotts, sit-ins', speeches. MLKjr stuff

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Chicago
Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

What was the Chicago Riot of 1886?

The Chicago Riot of 1886 is also known as the "Haymarket affair" occurred on May 4, 1886 in Chicago. It began as a rally in support of striking workers. An unknown person threw a bomb at police as they dispersed the public meeting. The bomb blast and ensuing gunfire resulted in the deaths of eight police officers, mostly from friendly fire, and an unknown number of civilians. In the internationally publicized legal proceedings that followed, eight anarchists were tried for murder. Four men were convicted and executed, and one committed suicide in prison, although the prosecution conceded none of the defendants had thrown the bomb.

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World War 2
Myanmar
Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

What is the Burma Road Riot?

"The crowd of workers, now buttressed by women and children from the black over-the-hill neighborhoods, gathered outside of the government buildings at Public Square. Attorney General Eric Hallinan addressed the workers from the steps of the Colonial Secretary's office hoping to mollify them. ... He warned them to be careful "not spoil the good impression that they had made." ... Although there were reports that some of the laborers threw their sticks in a heap and went home when they heard this news, for the most part, the crowd became even more incensed. Mr. Christie, Captain Sears and a number of others tried to convince the mob to go home but to no avail. Eventually, a group of men broke off from the main assemblage, tired of listening to what they must have thought was cheap talk. They headed down Bay Street, "smashing as they went."" Quoted from "Bay Street and the 1942 Riot: Social Space and Identity Work in the Bahamas" by Nona Patara Martin and Virgil Henry Storr.

"The June 1st 1942 labor action that began outside the city center but culminated in a riot on Bay Street was an important event in the country's history. It spoke to the growing dissatisfaction of the Bahamas' black majority with the (very real if relatively mild) system of apartheid that hemmed them in politically, economically and socially. It demonstrated the willingness of the hitherto silent black majority to stand up to their colonial masters and the local ruling white oligarchy. It signaled the beginning of the end of second class citizenship for blacks in the Bahamas. Therefore, this riot continues to occupy a unique place in the Bahamian imagination and has helped to cement Bay Street as the important center in the Bahamas." Quoted from "Bay Street and the 1942 Riot: Social Space and Identity Work in the Bahamas" by Nona Patara Martin and Virgil Henry Storr.

"The reaction of the white administrators and Bay Street merchants was a mixture of belligerence and pani, while the brown and black middle class expressed shock and disowned the actions of the mob. " Quoted from Islanders in the Stream: A History of the Bahamian People (From the Ending of Slavery to the Twenty-First Century) by Michael Craton and Gail Saunders.

"The construction project promised a relative bonanza for the local unemployed, a chance to sell their labor for something like the rates they knew were normal on the mainland ... Unknown to them, however, the Bahamas government had agreed to peg local wages for unskilled labor at the rates established in 1936." Quoted from Islanders in the Stream: A History of the Bahamian People (From the Ending of Slavery to the Twenty-First Century) by Michael Craton and Gail Saunders.

"The 1942 riot in Nassau was a short-lived spontaneous outburst by a group of disgruntled labourers, and occured against a background of narrow socio-economic and political policies." Quoted from "The 1942 riot in Nassau: A demand for Change?" by Gail Saunders.

"The Nassau riot of 1942 was the last in the series of riots and strikes that occurred throughout the British West Indies after 1934." Quoted from "The 1942 riot in Nassau: A demand for Change?" by Gail Saunders.

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Definitions
Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

To refuse to buy or use something as a means of protest?

"boycott" is probably the word you want.

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English Language
Definitions
Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

Under protest and duress?

If you answer to an action taken under protest and duress , it means that you are under protest because you do not agree to what is being said and do not wish to make a contract and duress means that someone if forcing you to do it agaist your will which makes the document void on its face , or not valid if you use that in connection with your signature. i hope this clears things up in your mind , cheers !!! you can also learn more @ thinkfree.ca and tpuc.org

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History, Politics & Society
Politics and Government
Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

What are examples of insurrectionary methods of resistance?

revolting or rioting

Rebellions were common throughout history, although they sometimes lead to full blown Civil War. A notable example would be the US Revolutionary War, which can be interpreted as a civil war.

Petitions, protests, and rallies are non violent/less aggressive approaches. Look into olive branch petitions. Protests happen all across the middle east (Arab Spring), in the European Union due to the economic crises, and recently in the US Occupy protests. Rallies happened a lot during the cold war, especially in University Campuses. They're just as common today.

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Where can you get free WoW gold Riot Points and GiftCards?

You can get free RP, Wow gold, and giftcards at the related link below.

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Pearl Harbor
Japan in WW2
Japan
Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

Why did the US do to protest Japan's actions?

Since the category is Pearl Harbor, I'll assume you mean the attack on Pearl Harbor. We declared war on Japan by a joint resolution of Congress (Dec. 8th, 1941).

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History, Politics & Society
Colonial America
Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

How did the daughters of liberty protest the new tax laws?

The daughters of liberty protested the new tax laws by boycotting British goods (like tea, glass, or other things that weren't essential for survival) and making their own products instead of buying them from the British (made butter, clothes, milk, etc.)

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Vietnam War
Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

How did the war affect student protest movements?

The Vietnam War gave students purpose, and the anti-war sentiment encompassed many of the other movements as well (such as civil rights). It unified everyone.

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Britain in WW2
Germany in WW2
Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

Why did Wilson protest against britain's blockade around Germany?

Because the British blockade prevented the United States from trading with Germany.

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Christianity
Philadelphia
Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

What sparked the Philadelphia Prayer Riots of 1844 which is 17 years prior to the Civil War?

The Philadelphia Nativist Riots (also known as the Philadelphia prayer riots of 1844, the Bible riotsand the Native American riots) were a series of riots that took place between May 3 and May 8 and July 6 and July 7, 1844 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and its suburbs. The riots involved conflicts between nativists and recent Irish Catholic immigrants. The May riots began in Kensington after tensions had risen after anti-Catholic groups began spreading misinformation that Catholics were trying to remove the Bible from public schools. The July riots began in Southwark after a Catholic church armed itself for protection. Both riots resulted in loss of life and property damage.

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New York
Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

What and when were the McCrady riots?

This should be called the Astor Place Riot. It was over a dispute involving an actor named Macready. I believe it took place in 1649 at Astor Place in New York City.

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World War 1
History of Russia
Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

What city bread riots touched off a revolution that took Russians out of world war 1?

st.petersburg

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English to Latin
Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

What is the Latin phrase for 'under protest'?

The Latin equivalent of the English phrase 'under protest' is Sub recusatione. In the word-by-word translation, the preposition 'sub' means 'under'. The noun 'recusatione' means 'protest'.
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US Civil War
American Revolution
New York City
Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

What happened in the 1712 race riot in new york city?

In this race there were 24 rebellious slaves. They set fire to a building. They then killed whites and wounded several others. Colonist caught the suspects. They were then punished horribly such punishments scared many others.

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Who's protest was Dr King interested that was nonviolent protest?

Mohandas Gandhi

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Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

What are the benefits of protests in society?

it's simple it's a way to be heard and for others to see that they are not alone. It's a way to make change!

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