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A riot is an event of public disorder by a large group, usually involving violence. Their causes can been found in a variety of social, economic or political factors.

Example of riots in the United States include the following examples:

  • The 1949 Peekskill Riots
  • The 1965 Watts Riots
  • The 1967 Detroit riots
  • The 1967 Newark riots
  • The 1971 Attica prison riot
  • The 1992 Los Angeles riots
  • The 2015-2016 Ferguson riots

See also