riots

The general strike, Athens

People gather in front of the Greek parliament

Thousands of people took part in the demonstrations during the general strike in Athens with clashes and arrests following.

History and the Sphinx: Of Riots and Uprisings

Riots are the Sphinx of the left.

Jasper Bernes and Joshua Clover on The Rebirth of History: Times of Riots and Uprisings by Alain Badiou

Palestine price-rise protests photo gallery, September 2012

Thousands of Palestinians take to the streets to protest rising prices and unpaid wages as a result of the Paris Protocol, the latest joint agreement between the State of Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

These days in Athens

While the Greek government decides on the latest budget cuts strikes and protests return to the streets of Athens.

On the politics of protest in Cape Town

Jared Sacks on popular protest, disruption, and violence in South Africa in the wake of the Lonmin Massacre.

Sudanese protest movement gathers pace

Over the last six weeks, Sudan has seen the birth of a decentralised and leaderless protest movement against the government, known as the “Sudan Revolts”. This is in response to the virtually bankrupt Sudanese government has scrapped all fuel subsidies, and has more than doubled the price of petrol.

Protesters vow to make Cape Town “ungovernable”

Protesters have occupied a highway in Cape Town and clashed with security forces during a protest against a lack of government services and substandard housing. Protesters have been campaigning for improvements for nearly twenty years, and have had enough. They have vowed to make Cape Town "ungovernable" unless their demands are met.

Santiago explodes as Chilean students demand education reform

The Chilean capital of Santiago has erupted this week as students demand a free education. Hundreds of protesters have been arrested following clashes with police.

Indian Suzuki workers lynch and hospitalise 40 managers

Following the unfair suspension of a worker, Suzuki management hire hundreds of goons to attack workers. The workers respond by lynching and hospitalising over 40 managers, killing at least one.

Anatomy of a riot - radio interview with Bristol Radical History Group

Looting in Birmingham during the August 2011 'riots'

In August 2011, riots erupted in the UK following the police killing of a black man in North London. Four days of looting and battles with the authorities ensued.