“Riot” in the news

Example collocations

race riot
riot broke
riot control
riot gear
riot police

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Publications and example sentences

The New York Times
· Violin Vigils Honor the Memory of Elijah McClain  
When they arrived at the vigil on June 27, the pair performed with dozens of other string musicians, playing songs like “Amazing Grace” and “Hallelujah.” Onlookers recorded videos of the performance, which members of the McClain family attended, and also captured footage of the Aurora Police Department intervening with riot gear and tear gas canisters after officers declared the gathering unlawful.
The New York Times
· Suriname Elects a New President, Ending Bouterse’s Long Rule  
Some in Suriname, however, fear that trying to enforce the homicide sentence could provoke riots from Mr. Bouterse’s well-organized supporters and make the small nation ungovernable.
Washington Post
· AP Explains: Why Serbs are protesting against virus lockdown  
“Images of Serbian police firing tear gas and stun grenades indiscriminately into the crowd, and of protesters and bystanders being charged by mounted police and beaten by police in riot gear, raise serious concerns,” rights group Amnesty International said in a statement.
Washington Post
· Mayor: US Marshals probing protester’s shooting at protest  
The Portland Police Bureau is under a temporary federal court order that bans them from using tear gas unless they declare a riot.
Malay Mail
· IGP, PDRM reject accusation by Adib’s family, say police not bound by decision of Coroner’s Court  
The 24-year-old sustained serious injuries during a riot on November 27, 2018 at the Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam temple in USJ25, Subang Jaya.
· Israel’s West Bank annexation plan and why it’s stalled, explained by an expert  
And so there would probably be some kind of reaction: protests, demonstrations, maybe riots.
The Guardian
· Is the word 'Macbeth' really cursed?  
In 1721 and 1722, riots broke out during runs of the play in London.
Washington Post
· Lessons for sustaining black businesses after a crisis  
Yet police intelligence convinced some whites that it was actually teaching them “how to make molotov cocktails and where to start riots in the city.” North Philadelphia’s Project PRIDE, headed by Brower, aimed to compensate youths for neighborhood cleanup and beautification, but administrators accused it of fraud.
The Independent
· An empire at home: the pitfalls of being brown in the NHS  
Most of the film takes place in the 1980s – the decade of My Beautiful Laundrette, This is England and the Brixton riots: the bad old days.