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  • v. Present participle of riot.
  • n. A riot.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a state of disorder involving group violence


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  • Since the term rioting usually is just linked with violence, and to end the debate about that - what about big, huge, massive PROTESTS? Main RSS Feed

  • Syrian government television warned citizens against demonstrating, saying that there is a "difference between peaceful protests," which are permitted, and what it called "rioting"The government also warned people against carrying firearms and urged citizens not to stock up on bread.

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  • Children as young as nine were involved in rioting against police in a loyalist area of north Belfast last night, a bus workers 'union claimed today.

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  • Otherwise rioting is a violent mob, not a celebration; burning is arson, not raising consciousness about Global Warming; and beheading is murder, not something dreamboat Che Guevara would do.

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  • The authors reject some common psychological explanations for the mayhem — the idea that fans mimic the violence they see unleashed on the gridiron, or the idea that rioting is a way of relieving frustration after a loss.

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  • Saber ratteling, war drum beating, arrogance and inciting people to hatred and rioting is not what a government and her people should be doing.

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  • Well, Jonna, it´s one thing to get drunk and engage in rioting and other anti-social behavior, a fine European tradition, it is another to become absessed with winning and losing to the point that, between seasons, most of a community of over 4,000,000 people (Alabama) broods incessantly on the losses.

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  • Most of the deaths occurred in rioting in Maiduguri, capital of north-eastern Borno state.

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  • In order to express their displeasure with the idea that Muslims are violent, thousands of Muslims around the world engaged in rioting, arson, mob savagery, flag-burning, murder and mayhem, among other peaceful acts of nonviolence.

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  • Those attacks were in revenge for the deaths of 156 people in Uyghur rioting on Sunday, the region's worst ethnic violence in decades. Top Stories


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