Difference Between Riot and Rebellion

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Many people believe that there is no difference between the definitions of “riot” and “rebellion” at the same time others think the opposite. Riots and rebellions have occurred many times in world history quite independently of any widespread notions of civil disobedience. It is very often mentioned and argued about, that is why a huge misunderstanding occurs whether we should call one event a riot or a rebellion. In the following paper I am going to discuss the main differences and give examples of these terms. According to Webster dictionary, a “riot” is a wild disturbance created by a large number of people, while another dictionary explains it an uncontrollable company or assemblage of persons (seems like more than four…show more content…
The maximum damage occurred on Roosevelt Road. The sale of guns and flammable materials was banned by Mayor Daley, after a lot of Arson, looting and killing took place. 10000 police and 5000 troops were sent to disperse the riot. The riot killed 11 people and more than 125 fires were lit. A “кebellion” is more like open armed, and organized resistance to a constituted government. Revolution is a rebellion that succeeds in overthrowing the government and establishing a new one. Narrower concept represents “rebellion” as refusal to accept. The forms of behavior can include non-violent methods such as civil disobedience, civil resistance and nonviolent resistance. On the other hand it may encompass violent campaigns. An armed but limited rebellion is an insurrection. In a larger conflict we recognize deeper problems, in which case the conflict may become a civil war. Civil resistance movements have often aimed at, and brought about, the fall of a government or head of state, and in these cases could be considered a form of rebellion. 1 The Report of the Fact Finding Commission (pursuant to Administrative Order No. 78), Introduction, p.l. Three hundred and twenty-three junior officers and enlisted men, mostly from the elite units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines took over the Oakwood Premier Apartments in the Ayala Center, Makati (Oakwood) on 23 July 2003. The incident did
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