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Fans stage small-scale riot after Brazil's loss to Germany

An absolutely crushing defeat by Germany led to some intense rage from Brazilian fans. So much rage that a few of them burned down some buses and looted an electronics store.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Singapore doubles riot police after guest worker fracas

Singapore - Singapore is doubling the size of its frontline anti-riot forces and stepping up surveillance after a rampage by Indian workers exposed police weaknesses following four decades of strict social order.
In the Media by AFP

Injuries, arrests in Barcelona on third night of clashes

Barcelona - Thirty people were arrested and 14 others hurt when police clashed with stone-throwing youths in a third night of riots sparked by a squat eviction in Barcelona, officials said Thursday.
In the Media by Daniel Bosque (AFP)

Brazil inmates free hostages after prison standoff

Bras - Inmates at a maximum-security prison in northeast Brazil, who had taken four guards and more than 100 visiting relatives hostage during a riot, released all the captives Sunday, officials said.
In the Media by Moises Avila (AFP)

Brazil prisoners take more than 120 hostages

Bras - Inmates in a prison in the northeastern Brazilian state of Sergipe took 122 hostages - nearly all of them visiting inmate relatives, a prison official told AFP.
In the Media by AFP

Odessa deaths: A savage collision of hooliganism and politics

Odessa - The deaths of 42 people in Odessa had its roots not only in the Ukraine's worsening political confrontation but also rampant football hooliganism.
In the Media by Michel Moutot (AFP)

Turkish football fans arrested in protests against E-tickets

Fourteen Turkish football supporters were arrested during protests against a new ticketing system where fans personal details may be exposed.
In the Media by Daryl Hammond

Bringing joy to a chaotic classic, an interview with The Bad Plus Special

The Bad Plus found fame with creative cover versions of rock and roll classics like Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” With their latest release, however, the trio is tacklingthe work of Igor Stravinsky.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

Pussy Riot members burned and bruised in McDonald's attack

Moscow - Two members of Pussy Riot were left with chemical burns and head injuries after they were attacked by youths in a branch of McDonald's, the group said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP - 3 comments

Ukraine poised for revolution Special

Kiev - Ukraine’s violent clashes over the last two days have some believing the end of President Viktor Yanukovych’s government is near. The violence comes after months of tension following Yanukovych’s decision to bring closer ties with Russia.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King - 1 comment

New York asks state judge to unseal Attica prison riot documents

Albany - New York's attorney general has asked a state judge to unseal documents about the 1971 Attica State Prison riot and takeover, the deadliest inmate rebellion that the United States has ever witnessed.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Anonymous braces for police violence at Million Mask March Special

Anonymous continues to be a thorn in the FBI’s side. A group the FBI has referred to as “dismantled” is staging its largest operation to date, the Million Mask March. They are aware the event is throwing salt into the FBI’s wounds.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King - 6 comments

Riots follow Zimmerman verdict

Although they aren't as widespread as some predicted, riots have taken place in light of the jury's decision to acquit George Zimmerman of all charges.
In the Media by Alex Allen - 1 comment

Erdogan’s Deputy PM apologizes to protesters, blaming opposition

What started as a peaceful sit-in over plans to demolish a park in central Istanbul has grown to become the biggest protest movement against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan since he was elected more than 10 years ago.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 1 comment

Video: 200+ teen flash mob at mall transforms into 'flash brawl'

Baton Rouge - What was supposed to be a Saturday night flash mob at a mall in Louisiana turned into a "flash brawl" where a mass fight took place with around 200 teenage participants.
In the Media by Can Tran

Anaheim residents demand answers in police shooting

Anaheim - One man has been shot , one neighborhood is upset about it. One officer is involved in the shooting in the City of Anaheim, which sparked a mini-riot.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 3 comments

Video: Workers riot in Maruti Suzuki India factory

Manesar - Rioting was sparked by a labor dispute and has killed one person and injured many more. Maruti Suzuki has shut one of its two factories due to the damage caused.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Athens: riots over pensioner's suicide continue into a second day

Athens - Anger and despair is mounting over the tragic suicide of the 77-year-old pensioner, and riots continue into a second day in Athens, Greece.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Sneaker causes riot in Florida, then on eBay with bid of $99,100

Orlando - More than 100 Orlando riot police officers wielding batons and shields, were called to the Florida Mall Foot Locker Thursday to break up a large crowd waiting for the midnight, first-come first-serve release of Nike's latest limited edition sneaker.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

Op-Ed: What actually happened on Saturday in Athens, Greece?

Athens - Over the weekend thousands of people, some with their children, started a protest march towards Syntagma Square and the Greek Parliament. The following contains first-hand quotations from a protester.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

UK government 'may sanction nerve-agent use on rioters'

London - It is believed by leading neuroscientists in the UK that the Government might sanction the development of nerve agents for use by the British police against rioters and protesters, along similar lines to those used in the Egyptian protests.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Aussie PM rescued by riot police in Australia Day scuffle

Canberra - The Australian Prime Minister, Ms Julia Gillard, was trapped inside a Canberra building for around 30 minutes as she was besieged by Aboriginal protesters.
In the Media by Roderick Eime

Op-Ed: The riots – and the madness of crowds

Earlier this week, Chris Bambery of the Trotskyite Socialist Workers Party blamed the then nascent riots on police ‘racism’ and oppression. Not everyone who took part in them can hide behind that excuse.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 27 comments

PM Cameron authorises use of water cannons against rioters

London - Following a fourth night of rioting and looting across many English cities the British Prime Minister authorised the use of water cannons against those rioting.
In the Media by Gemma Fox - 4 comments

Op-Ed: The ghost of Broadwater farm – riots return to North London

London - Twenty-six years ago, a police officer was hacked to death during a riot in North London; this weekend, the same streets erupted in flames as once again the police lost control.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

Rioters battle police in violent clash in United Kingdom

A peaceful protest developed into one of the ugliest scenes in recent UK history as sections of London went up in flame and rioters clashed with police.
In the Media by Paul Magno - 3 comments

Social media being used to track Vancouver Canuck violence

Vancouver - Fifteen cars, including two police cars were set on fire last night in Vancouver during a riot after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup. Witnesses in the street recorded the action and are now sending them to police in order to catch the vandals.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

Vancouver Canucks fans riot following Stanley Cup Game 7 loss

Vancouver - As thousands of Vancouver Canucks fans gathered outside to watch the final game of this year's Stanley Cup Finals, a riot broke out, which led to cars being set ablaze, beer bottles being thrown out and riot police making arrests.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 4 comments

Asylum seekers protesting long period of detention riot in Sydney

Some of the more than 100 asylum seekers detained at the Sydney detention center in Australia have reportedly been injured as firefighters tried to extinguish fire on at least nine buildings earlier torched by detainees who were denied visa to Australia.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Riot police called in after inmates set UK prison alight

Ford - Riot police were called to a prison in West Sussex, UK after a group of inmates burned a number of buildings to the ground.
In the Media by Scott Campbell - 2 comments
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Police officers blocking the protesters from walking on the road.
Police officers blocking the protesters from walking on the road.
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Ole Miss students riot  burn Obama campaign signs
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Ole Miss students riot, burn Obama campaign signs
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Officers at the detention centre.
Officers at the detention centre.
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Athens  Greece on fire - 12 February 2012
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Athens, Greece on fire - 12 February 2012
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Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
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Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
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Riot on May Day in Berlin
Riot on May Day in Berlin
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Riot on May Day in Berlin
Riot on May Day in Berlin
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Riots in Athens  Greece 12 February 2012
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Riots in Athens, Greece 12 February 2012
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Ole Miss students fill the street after Obama won re-election
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Ole Miss students fill the street after Obama won re-election
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Riot on May Day in Berlin
Riot on May Day in Berlin
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Athens  Greece 12 February 2012.  Greece debt crisis.
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Athens, Greece 12 February 2012. Greece debt crisis.
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Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
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Riot on May Day in Berlin
Riot on May Day in Berlin
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Anti-government protesters cheer after they tear down barricades during a demonstration outside Government House in Bangkok
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Riot on May Day in Berlin
Riot on May Day in Berlin
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Aftermath of the Super Bowl Riots in Oakland  Pittsburgh  PA 2009
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Aftermath of the Super Bowl Riots in Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA 2009
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Scotland Yard press release
Left image shows second male suspect [Suspect C] pictured in the bottom left-hand corner of the image striking the car; right image shows same male pictured from behind (note: he is the person in the middle).
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Screenshot of rioting taking place outside Millbank tower in London during student protests over decisions made to raise university fees.
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