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verb as in protest; cause an uproar

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Policemen on the show joke about prison riots, bomb threats, and the shooting of unarmed civilians.

Riots broke out in 1994, after Iranian authorities replaced a Sunni mosque in Mashad with a development project.

Krivov was arrested in October 2012, on the dubious charges of participation in “mass riots.”

And there were no riots at Million March NYC, and very few arrests.

Diamond Street, for instance, was one of the original players in the zoot suit riots in 1942.

In the Chartist riots of 1839, the people tore up the railings round the churchyard to use as pikes.

Finally, after the execution of six tobacco plant cutters, the riots ceased.

Riots commenced in Paris between the Carlists and republicans united, and the National guards.

Riots ensued, religion seemed to be forgotten by both parties in the mélée, and several were given time for reflection in prison.

So also the Sacheverell riots (for they deserve no more honourable name) have much historical value as an index of feeling.


On this page you'll find 102 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to riots, such as: turmoil, disturbance, brawl, strife, uproar, and protest.

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