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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

What is the meaning of a riot nowadays?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (17701points) November 28th, 2015

Is it to just steal loot, or is it about freedom? Or is it a hobby for some? Or a catharsis?

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Cruiser's avatar

A riot is a chance to showcase your inability to be responsible for you actions at the moment. For some these days it seems to be a career.

zenvelo's avatar

A riot is a community expression of frustration over continued injustice. For instance, the White Night riot in San Francisco, when Dan White was acquitted despite his assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk. The San Francisco gay community rioted because of the continued anti gay injustices.

johnpowell's avatar

Well, if some are to believed it is just black Friday without credit cards for the negros. They totally wait around for the cops to shoot a black teen 16 times in 15 seconds. Then they get the baby mama a tv and diapers.

Or it is the best way to vent frustration at a system that goes as far as making it hard to vote. Voting doesn’t work (there is that whole voter suppression thing). Personally, I think they aren’t rioting enough. Burn the mother-fucking tax-base down until there is no money for bullets.

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Darth_Algar's avatar

A riot give a voice to the voiceless. Often it is the only way for a people to be heard.

ragingloli's avatar

@Cruiser
“not a single pair of workboots was stolen”
Could you be a bit more racist?

johnpowell's avatar

Totally. It is what he does.

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