Riot

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DateCountryDetail
08/02/1962
France At least eight people have been killed during a demonstration in the French capital protesting against the independence of Algeria.
01/10/1962
United States James Meredith attends the University of Mississippi campus under armed guard, triggering a riot in which two people die and hundreds are injured
02/10/1968
Mexico Days before the start of the Mexico Olympics, students and police clash in Mexico City, the government quickly suppress the riot with 200 - 300 protesters being killed.
27/10/1968
United Kingdom 6,000 protesters against the Vietnam War clash with Police in Grovesnor Square outside the American Embasssy.
30/08/1976
United Kingdom 100 police officers are injured in a riot that occurs at the close of the Notting Hill carnival in west London.
21/11/1979
Pakistan A mob destroy the US embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, and kill a US marine.
03/04/1981
United Kingdom Hundreds of youths riot in Brixton in South London
11/04/1981
United Kingdom The arrest of a black man leads to hundreds of youths rampaging through the streets of Brixton in south London.
09/07/1981
United Kingdom Youth's in several British cities riot
25/11/1981
United Kingdom Lord Scarman's report into the Brixton riot blames the 'serious social and economic problems affecting Britain's inner cities' as the cause of the riot.
28/09/1985
United Kingdom Riot brake out in Brixton following a woman being shot and seriously injured by police during a house search.
01/10/1985
United Kingdom Police face continued rioting in Liverpool and Peckham.
06/10/1985
United Kingdom Police constable Keith Blakelock is killed during riots on the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham, London.
20/06/1987
South Korea South Korean police clashed with tens of thousands of rioters in Soeul following the refusal of the South Korean president Chun Doo Hwan to allow direct presidential elections.
30/07/1987
Saudi Arabia Iranian zealots riot during the annual moslem pilgrimage - the Hajj

 

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