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UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Hong Kong protesters vow to keep fighting extradition law

Following a day of sit-ins, tear gas and clashes with police, Hong Kong students and civil rights activists vowed Wednesday to keep protesting a proposed extradition bill that has become …

Macron tours damaged Arc de Triomphe after Paris hit by riot

French President Emmanuel Macron visited the graffiti-damaged Arc de Triomphe monument and held an emergency meeting on security Sunday, a day after central Paris was hit by France’s worst riot …

White supremacists arrested on Charlottesville riot charges

The leader of a Southern California white supremacist group and two other members were arrested on charges of inciting a deadly riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, prosecutors said Wednesday.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018

Riot exec tells esports fans he’s going to keep spending

The head of North American esports operations for Riot Games has a message for concerned League of Legends fans: “We’re not cutting budget.”

Gang members accused of rioting at Canyon County Jail

A fight that broke out in the Canyon County Jail last month has led to felony rioting charges for 12 alleged gang members.

UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018

Venezuela AG says 68 dead after riot, fire at police station

Venezuela’s chief prosecutor reported late Wednesday that 68 people were killed by a fire that erupted inside a police station, which townspeople said followed a disturbance by detainees being held …

1 dead, several stabbed in California prison riot

Authorities say an inmate has been killed and several others were stabbed in a large riot at a prison on California’s central coast.

Three people charged with inciting riot after Georgia Tech vigil

Three people face charges after violent clashes with campus police at Georgia Tech following a vigil for a student fatally shot by officers, a university spokesman said Tuesday.

India’s ‘guru of bling’ is convicted of raping two followers. After the verdict, deadly violence breaks out.

Followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda religious sect converged on the city of Panchkula, where a court found Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty Friday of raping two followers, according to …

Alabama prison toll rises; 4 inmates killed, 6 officers hurt

Alabama’s Department of Corrections says an inmate found stabbed in a prison yard is the third prisoner to be slain at Elmore Correctional Facility this year.

UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017

Inmates take two guards hostage in Oklahoma prison riot

Authorities say hundreds of inmates rioted at an Oklahoma federal prison, taking two guards hostage and refusing to return to their cells.

Parts of Hamburg ablaze as thousands of G-20 rioters clash with police

Police were struggling to contain violent protests late Friday as thousands of far-left rioters gathered in the city of Hamburg, where Germany is hosting the Group of 20 summit.

28 dead after fight among rival gangs in Acapulco prison

Fighting erupted between rival gangs inside a state prison before dawn Thursday, and 28 inmates were killed and three wounded, officials in the Pacific resort said.

Mexican prison riot brought under control, at least 7 dead

An hourslong rolling gunbattle at a northern Mexico penitentiary left seven dead and 13 injured, authorities reported Wednesday.

100 years ago in Otis Orchards: Sheriff called to put down Wobbly riot

The Spokane County sheriff was urgently summoned to put down a “riot” by members of Industrial Workers of the World (the Wobblies) who were laying pipe for the Otis Orchards …

Rioters and police clash in Johannesburg protest

Violent protests have erupted in South Africa’s biggest city for a second day, with police firing rubber bullets at demonstrators who blocked roads and burned tires.

UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017

100 years ago in Spokane: Police called to break up near riot at Indians game after umpire punches manager

An umpire at the Spokane Indians game struck a manager upset that the ump had been calling pitches balls as a penalty for delaying the game.

Armored car hits crowd as Venezuela riots leave 300 injured

A Venezuelan national guard armored vehicle careened into a crowd of anti-government demonstrators in Caracas on a day of furious protests that left more than 300 people injured.

Portland mayor condemns violent May Day protest

The mayor of Portland on Tuesday condemned the actions of protesters after more than two dozen people were arrested a day earlier during a May Day march that turned violent.

Man charged with riot after Portland protest

Portland police arrested one man following a protest that disrupted downtown traffic.

At least 56 inmates killed in prison riot in northern Brazil

An attack by members of one crime gang on rival inmates touched off a riot at a prison in the northern state of Amazonas, leaving at least 56 dead, including …

Mayhem continues as 200 teens crash Philadelphia mall for Snapchat-planned brawl, officials say

The mayhem that has rippled through malls in more than a dozen states continued Tuesday evening, when about 200 rowdy teenagers showed up en masse at a Philadelphia mall in …

Prison unit on lockdown after 2 fights; 1 inmate injured

Two large fights led to a lockdown at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla.

Violence breaks out in anti-U.S. protest as Obama visits Greece

Riot police are using tear gas and stun grenades in Athens to disperse about 3,000 left-wing marchers protesting President Barack Obama’s visit to Greece. This, after they tried to enter …

Portland police declare anti-Trump protest a ‘riot’

Portland Police said due to extensive criminal and dangerous behavior, a protest against President-elect Donald Trump is now considered a riot.

Milwaukee officials plead for calm after unrest wracks city

City leaders pleaded for calm after violence erupted for several hours Saturday night on Milwaukee’s north side following a man’s fatal shooting by police, with the mayor imploring parents of …

Alabama officers find cellphones, knives after prison uprising

Corrections officers say they found 30 cellphones, makeshift knives and other contraband after an uprising at a prison.

Officials say unrest at prison in Alabama leaves 2 hurt

Inmates set a fire, seized control of a dormitory and stabbed two corrections officials during a violent uprising at a prison in southern Alabama, authorities said Saturday. The riot prompted …

Cleveland seeks 2,000 riot-control suits for GOP convention

Cleveland plans to buy 2,000 riot-control suits with collapsible batons as it prepares for hosting the Republican National Convention in July.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Austrians engaged in a pitched battle with the Greeks – in a Spokane coffeehouse on Main Avenue.