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06.24.15 Liam Mathews

The Stonewall Inn was bestowed with individual landmark status by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday, becoming the first place designated a landmark primarily due to its importance in LGBT history, which also means that New York City officially (if tacitly) acknowledges that fighting back against the police can have a significant […]

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10.07.14 Rhett Jones

A federal judge ruled on Monday that a policy which forces demonstrators in Ferguson to stay in motion or face arrest hampers a citizen’s right to protest. In her preliminary injunction against what the ACLU billed as the “5-Second Rule,” Judge Catherine D. Perry said “the practice of requiring peaceful demonstrators and others to walk, […]

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05.08.14 Sophie Weiner

The UK police is beefing up its “riot control” maneuvers in some bizarre ways. They have erected an entire fake town. It looks like a dystopian Potemkin village or a movie studio set, where police trainees go to play out a variety of riot scenarios and strategize controlling violent crowds in complex city environments. After […]

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03.21.14 Marina Galperina

While the 8-bit “pick your perspective” RIOT game for iOS and Android is still being developed, the updates are getting surreal. What is RIOT about? As the economical crisis advances, the discontent of an entire population cannot help but outburst in Riots, where the sounds of many voices get heard at once… What is that triggers such a strife? […]

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02.06.12 Bucky Turco

A bunch of Umass students spilled out onto their campus Sunday night following the Super Bowl and were reportedly wilding out over their team’s loss, so riot police were deployed. […]

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08.16.11 Marina Galperina

Recently, BBC “credited” several photos of the Tottenham riots to “Twitter.” When reader Andy Mabbett complained, the BBC responded: “Twitter is a social network platform which is available to most people who have a computer… any content on it is not subject to the same copyright laws as it is already in the public domain.” […]

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08.10.11 Bucky Turco

Police in Manchester who were well past the point of showing restraint “beat alleged teenage rioters on bicycles try to flee,” according to the description on this YouTube video. […]

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08.08.11 Bucky Turco

Over the weekend, a riot broke out in Tottenham (London’s version of the South Bronx) after the protest of a fatal police shooting turned violent. Things were set on fire and there was some sporadic looting, but when viewed through the magic of time lapse, looks a lot prettier than the actual situation on the […]

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06.16.11 Bucky Turco

The usually peaceful city of Vancouver erupted into chaos last night after their hockey team lost the Stanley Cup to another team that never wins. Fans took to the streets and tore shit up. Things were smashed, overturned, and naturally, lit on fire too. Oh Canada! […]

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12.14.10 Bucky Turco

Uh-oh, better turn the volume down. Like other riot-prone Europeans, the Italians also like to take to the streets, torch things, and clash with police blaring the most god-awful sirens. This was the scene earlier in Rome after Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi squeezed out a narrow vote of confidence from the Parliament. […]

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