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Demonstrations and Riots - Exceptions or the Norm?

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by NaasPreacher (C4K), Oct 29, 2011.

  1. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    A lot of folks seem to be obsessing about the Occupy demonstration. While listening to a history podcast it seems to me that non-peaceable assembly, demonstrations, and riots might be the norm rather that the exception to the rule.

    I thought it might be interesting for history buffs to list some of the more (in)famous demonstrations and riots in US history. If you do do, please provide a credible link for our mutual education.

    I'll start with the

    THE HAYMARKET RIOTS OF 1886
     
  2. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    There have been many during the history of the US. I'll start with an early one.

    1794 the Whiskey Rebellion
     
  3. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    Ok reaching back 80+ to 200 years does not a norm make.
     
  6. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    No link needed here - the Summer of 1968
     
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    To my recollection, the current demostrations and riots are the only ones that a president helped instigate, support and then excused the behavior of the rioters.
     
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    Am I permitted to observe that in US 20th century riots, only one group burns down its own neighborhoods?
     
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