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26th Jun '16 9:53:52 AM AHI-3000
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* According to ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'', all it takes to turn a mildly disgruntled crowd - especially a Black crowd - into a full blown riot is someone throwing a chair. This starts off sounding like Riley's normal level of hyperbole, until he actually does so: the crowd stops, one guy yells "I'M MAD" and punches someone else at random, and it all instantly descends into an orgy of violence. This, despite the fact that it was Riley the crowd was angry at, and that the chair ''didn't even hit anyone''.

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* According to ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', all it takes to turn a mildly disgruntled crowd - especially a Black black crowd - into a full blown riot is someone throwing a chair. This starts off sounding like Riley's normal level of hyperbole, until he actually does so: the crowd stops, one guy yells "I'M MAD" and punches someone else at random, and it all instantly descends into an orgy of violence. This, despite the fact that it was Riley the crowd was angry at, and that the chair ''didn't even hit anyone''.
11th Jun '16 9:00:39 AM HasturHasturHastur
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When they are kept in check, someone loses control, or deliberately starts it, or (most commonly) does something that was misinterpreted as starting the riot. Things can get even more ugly, then.

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When they are kept in check, someone loses control, or deliberately starts it, or (most commonly) does something that was misinterpreted as starting the riot. Things can and usually will get even more ugly, then. ugly and the riot will usually get to the point where nothing short of focused overwhelming force can quell it.
14th May '16 5:57:03 PM eroock
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. The inhabitants of Springfield will do this at the drop of a hat. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Mayor Quimby in "Mayored to the Mob".

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. The inhabitants of Springfield will do this at the drop of a hat. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Mayor Quimby in "Mayored "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E9MayoredToTheMob Mayored to the Mob".Mob]]".
2nd Apr '16 12:25:23 PM Joysweeper
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* In one ending route of ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' the ''crowd'' isn't too bad, aiming to remain peaceful even as the situation deteriorates. A [[HidingBehindReligion friar]] pretending friendship with both sides goes to the military aiming cannons at the protesters and claims to its leader that the crowd is a powder keg and if he wants to survive he'll have to KillEmAll if he hears even one gunshot.
18th Mar '16 12:17:51 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "School on Saturday", Madison High's students are in an angry protesting mob outside the school. They're angry because, you guessed it, they're being forced to go to school on Saturday. They even have plans to burn the principal, Mr. Conklin, in effigy. Mr. Conklin sends Miss Brooks outside to make a speech calm them down.

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "School on Saturday", Madison High's students are in an angry protesting mob outside the school. They're angry because, you guessed it, they're being forced to go to school on Saturday. They even have plans to burn the principal, Mr. Conklin, in effigy. Mr. Conklin sends Miss Brooks outside to make a speech to calm them down.
18th Mar '16 12:16:31 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "School on Saturday", Madison High's students are in an angry protesting mob outside the school. They're angry because, you guessed it, they're being forced to go to school on Saturday. They even have plans to burn the principal, Mr. Conklin, in effigy. Mr. Conklin sends Miss Brooks outside to make a speech calm them down.
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9th Mar '16 5:29:26 AM Goldfritha
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# Or, conversely, someone can [[VerbalJudo calm them, soothing them and sending them going]]. This can be ShamingTheMob, or it can be convincing them that things are being handled properly.\\

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\n# Or, #Or, conversely, someone can [[VerbalJudo calm them, soothing them and sending them going]]. This can be ShamingTheMob, or it can be convincing them that things are being handled properly.\\



#Fear can lead to their dispersing if VictoryThroughIntimidation is made clear.

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#Fear Fear can lead to their dispersing if VictoryThroughIntimidation is made clear.
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Sometimes the RabbleRouser can convert them to TorchesAndPitchforks.
29th Feb '16 4:42:41 AM StFan
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** The village of Escrow in ''Literature/CarpeJugulum''. Despite the Count's talk, they are clearly ''not'' that happy with the bloodletting "arrangement". [[spoiler:As soon as they see the vampires are off their game, the mayor tries to strangle the Count and a number of them get staked. Then they proceed ''silently'' to the castle to pursue the ones who escaped.]]

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** The village of Escrow in ''Literature/CarpeJugulum''.''Discworld/CarpeJugulum''. Despite the Count's talk, they are clearly ''not'' that happy with the bloodletting "arrangement". [[spoiler:As soon as they see the vampires are off their game, the mayor tries to strangle the Count and a number of them get staked. Then they proceed ''silently'' to the castle to pursue the ones who escaped.]]
20th Feb '16 1:18:31 PM Luigifan
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Fear can lead to their dispersing if VictoryThroughIntimidation is made clear.

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Fear #Fear can lead to their dispersing if VictoryThroughIntimidation is made clear.



* It's not exactly easy to animate a riot scene. Unless of course, computers take away the drudgery. They pulled it off with Anime/{{Metropolis}} and one of the [[Anime/TheAnimatrix Animatrix]] shorts.

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* It's not exactly easy to animate a riot scene. Unless Unless, of course, computers take away the drudgery. They pulled it off with Anime/{{Metropolis}} and one of the [[Anime/TheAnimatrix Animatrix]] shorts.
14th Dec '15 3:21:01 PM Eliphas8
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* On a similar note, the two [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_Spring Arab revolutions]] in 2011 that fully succeeded--Egypt and Tunisia--were ones in which the regime fired upon and otherwise brutalized the protesters (who were almost entirely if not entirely peaceful). Not for nothing did one Egyptian journalist write an article titled "Thank you for shooting at us!" The three protest movements that kind of just fizzled out--Algeria, Morocco, and Jordan--were the ones where the police did not fire into the crowd; the Moroccan police were specifically given strict orders to give the protesters a wide berth and not to fire.

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* On a similar note, the two one [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_Spring Arab revolutions]] revolution]] in 2011 that fully succeeded--Egypt and Tunisia--were ones succeeded--Tunisia--was one in which the regime fired upon and otherwise brutalized the protesters (who were almost entirely if not entirely peaceful). Not for nothing did one Egyptian journalist write an article titled "Thank you for shooting at us!" The three protest movements that kind of just fizzled out--Algeria, Morocco, and Jordan--were the ones where the police did not fire into the crowd; the Moroccan police were specifically given strict orders to give the protesters a wide berth and not to fire.
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