Stories tagged: riot
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019
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 …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018
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 …
Wed., Oct. 24, 2018
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
The head of North American esports operations for Riot Games has a message for concerned League of Legends fans: “We’re not cutting budget.”
Tue., July 17, 2018
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’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 …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
Authorities say an inmate has been killed and several others were stabbed in a large riot at a prison on California’s central coast.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017
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.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
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 …
Wed., July 26, 2017
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
Authorities say hundreds of inmates rioted at an Oklahoma federal prison, taking two guards hostage and refusing to return to their cells.
Fri., July 7, 2017
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.
Thu., July 6, 2017
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.
Wed., June 7, 2017
An hourslong rolling gunbattle at a northern Mexico penitentiary left seven dead and 13 injured, authorities reported Wednesday.
Wed., May 24, 2017
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 …
Tue., May 9, 2017
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.
Thu., May 4, 2017
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.
Tue., May 2, 2017
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.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
Portland police arrested one man following a protest that disrupted downtown traffic.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017
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 …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016
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 …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016
Two large fights led to a lockdown at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016
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 …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016
Portland Police said due to extensive criminal and dangerous behavior, a protest against President-elect Donald Trump is now considered a riot.
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016
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 …
Mon., March 14, 2016
Corrections officers say they found 30 cellphones, makeshift knives and other contraband after an uprising at a prison.
Sat., March 12, 2016
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 …
Fri., March 4, 2016
Cleveland plans to buy 2,000 riot-control suits with collapsible batons as it prepares for hosting the Republican National Convention in July.
Sun., Nov. 16, 2014
From our archives, 100 years ago The Austrians engaged in a pitched battle with the Greeks – in a Spokane coffeehouse on Main Avenue.