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# Riots

Last month
January 2023
# brasilia
Brazil's riots at Congress: what we know so far
Hundreds of people have been arrested in the wake of the riots.
Thousands of protesters stormed Brazil's seat of power in scenes which have been compared to the 6 January insurrection at the US Capitol.
Footage posted on social media showed rioters breaking doors and windows to enter the Congress building before damaging property inside.
It comes just a week after leftist Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva was sworn in having defeated former right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro.
Brazilian authorities arrest 1,500 protesters after major pro-Bolsonaro riots
Last year
2022
# Ugly scenes
Riots erupt in Brussels after Morocco stun Belgium at World Cup
Police used water cannon and teargas after coming under attack from football supporters.
# Riots
Iran doubles official toll for Tehran prison fire deaths to eight
An government news agency claimed clashes at the prison were unrelated to protests about the death of Mahsa Amini
# Far-right
Riots in Sweden 'linked to criminal gangs who target police'
The country has been rocked by a series of violent protests sparked by a far-right politician’s plans to publicly burn the Koran.
All time
# South Africa
Death toll rises to 32 in South Africa as rioting and looting continues
Riots began last week following the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma.
# South Africa
Six dead in South Africa riots over jailing of ex-leader Zuma
Police said shops and businesses have been looted and vandalised.
# Riots
Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has said herd immunity could be achieved this year.
# Riots
'I can't stay': US envoy to Northern Ireland resigns after pro-Trump rioters storm Capitol Hill
The deputy national security adviser and the first lady’s chief of staff have also resigned.
# Riots
Riots break out in Sweden after protesters host Koran-burning rally in Malmo
About 300 people were on the streets of Malmo with violence escalating throughout the evening.
# Santiago
Chile orders new curfew as unrest death toll hits 11
The unrest started after protests against a public transport price hike escalated.
# week 19
French yellow vest marches enter 19th weekend, as protestors banned from Champs-Elysées
More than 100 businesses were damaged last week weekend in Paris during yellow vest riots.
# Paris
Paris police chief fired following yellow vest riots on Champs-Elysées
About 5,000 police were deployed in the capital on Saturday to deal with the protests.
# gilets jaunes
Mother and child saved from apartment building set on fire by yellow vest protesters in Paris
French police said more than 80 people had been arrested by mid-afternoon.
# Riots
7 killed and 17 injured in South Carolina prison riot
Fights among inmates erupted yesterday evening at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville.
# Riots
68 people killed in Venezuelan jail fire
The blaze at the detention facility in Carabobo state is the latest in a series of deadly incidents.
# Riots
Death toll rises in Iran unrest as protesters 'attempt to take over police stations and military bases'
President Hassan Rouhani called for a calm but stressed that people were free to express criticism.
# Riots
Two shot dead in protests over disputed Kenyan election
Human Rights Watch urged police to show restraint in the face of protests.
# Constituent Assembly
Candidate shot dead as Venezuelans line up to vote in controversial election
Locals have reported troops firing at buildings and people in the capital as tensions escalate.
# Riots
Riot squads were used at least once a day in Portlaoise Prison last year
A team typically would be made up of five or six wearing riot gear including a helmet and shield.
# Hamburg
Cars torched, supermarkets looted and 200 officers injured in anti-G20 protests
Police have been attacked with iron rods and petrol bombs.
# pent-up anger
25 years ago: More than 50 died and LA was ripped apart in the Rodney King riots
For six days, America’s second city was engulfed in a fireball of rage in front of the world’s news cameras.
# migrant crisis
Hundreds arrested after riot in Bulgaria's largest refugee camp
Migrants were protesting a recently imposed ban on leaving the centre pending medical checks.
# standing rock sioux
Over '165 people injured' as police and protestors clash at North Dakota pipeline
Police claimed the protesters were engaged in a ‘riot’.
# Keith Lamont Scott
Police release video showing shooting of man which sparked riots
The family of Keith Lamont Scott have already released their own video.
# boy done good
From patching up wounds in south central LA, to bringing cutting-edge healthcare to Donegal
Tom Finn, head of private healthcare firm Affidea Ireland, has had a colourful career to say the least.
# Wisconsin
Rioting in Milwaukee after man fatally shot by police
The local mayor appealed for calm.
# Lockdown
Alcohol ban along with 2,400 security reinforcements in place for England's clash with Wales
French authorities will implement a two-day ban on alcohol and ensure there is increased security and police for the Euro 2016 game in Lens
# Riots
Paris protesters throw missiles at police as demo descends into violence
Authorities made six arrests and at least two people were hurt in the Paris unrest.
# Oliver Letwin
David Cameron adviser apologises over 'offensive' 1985 memo about black rioters
The memo was sent to the then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher back in 1985.
# anthony batts
Baltimore has sacked its police chief after a wave of murders
It “was not an easy decision” to fire him, the city’s mayor said.
# Cleveland
Police officer who shot 49 bullets into car where two died found not guilty
The acquittal sparked protests in Cleveland.
# Riots
Father attacked in front of his kids as Benfica title celebrations turn ugly
Benfica won the Portuguese Primera Liga title last night but the celebrations were marred by riots.
# freddie gray
Baltimore cops "did nothing wrong" - says police union
“We believe that these officers will be vindicated as they have done nothing wrong,” the Fraternal Order of Police said.
# Race
10 of the most viral moments from the Baltimore riots
Baltimore residents have been coming together to defend and clean up their city.
# sorry ma
Baltimore teen hit by his mother on camera is sorry for rioting
“I’m just gonna try and do better.”
# Baltimore
TIME magazine has just published a really powerful front cover
Is this image from today or from 1968?
# Riots
Outcry as Baltimore protester is snatched into a truck live on TV
Joesph Kent was taken by authorities after the 10pm curfew in the city.
# Baltimore
Hillary Clinton wants all US police officers to wear body cameras
Police have been suppressing protesters who defied the city-wide curfew, which is expected to last for at least a week.
# clip around the ear
Woman who hit her son during the Baltimore riot explains why she did it
Don’t ever mess with a mam.
# Baltimore
10 of the most viral moments from the Baltimore riots
Baltimore residents have been coming together to defend and clean up their city.