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List of incidents of civil unrest in the United States

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18th century – United States of America under the Articles of Confederation

  • 1783 – Pennsylvania Mutiny of 1783, June 20, Anti-government protest by soldiers of the Continental Army against the Congress of the Confederation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1786 – Shays' Rebellion, August 29, 1786 – February 3, 1787, Western Massachusetts
  • 1788 – Doctors Mob Riot, New York City, New York
  • 18th century – United States of America under the Constitution

  • 1791–1794 – Whiskey Rebellion, Western Pennsylvania (anti-excise tax on whiskey)
  • 1799 – Fries Rebellion,1799–1800, Tax revolt by Pennsylvania Dutch farmers. Pennsylvania
  • 19th century

  • 1811 – 1811 German Coast Uprising, Slave revolt, Jan 8-10, Territory of Orleans
  • 1829 – Cincinnati riots of 1829, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1831 – Nat Turner's slave rebellion, August, Southampton County, Virginia
  • 1834 – Anti-abolitionist riot, New York City, New York
  • 1835 – Baltimore bank riot
  • 1835 – Gentleman's Riot, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1835–1836 – Toledo War, a boundary dispute between states of Michigan and Ohio
  • 1836 – Cincinnati Riots of 1836, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1837 – Flour Riots, New York City, New York
  • 1839 – Honey War, Iowa-Missouri border
  • 1839 – Anti-Rent War, Hudson Valley, New York
  • 1841 – Dorr Rebellion, Rhode Island
  • 1842 – Lombard Street Riot, (a.k.a. the Abolition Riots), Aug. 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1844 – Philadelphia Nativist Riots, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (anti-immigration)
  • 1849 – Astor Place riot, New York City, New York (anti-British)
  • 1851 – San Francisco Vigilance Movement, San Francisco, California
  • 1853 – Cincinnati Riot of 1853, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1855 - Cincinnati riots of 1855
  • 1855 – Lager Beer Riot, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1855 – Portland Rum Riot, June 2, Portland, Maine
  • 1855 – Bloody Monday, Know-Nothing Party riot, August 6, Louisville, Kentucky (anti-immigration)
  • 1855 – Detroit brothel riots, 1855-1859, Detroit, Michigan {Source: Detroit Free Press' "The Detroit Almanac", 2001.}
  • 1856 – Pottawatomie massacre, May 24, Franklin County, Kansas
  • 1856 – Know-Nothing Riot of 1856, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1857 – Know-Nothing Riot, June 1, Washington D.C. (anti-immigration)
  • 1857 – New York City Police Riot, June 16, New York City, New York
  • 1857 – Dead Rabbits Riot, July 4–5, New York City, New York
  • 1858 – Know-Nothing Riot 1858, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1859 – John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, October 16, Harpers Ferry, Virginia
  • 1861 – Baltimore Riot of 1861, April 19, (a.k.a. the Pratt Street Riot), Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1861 – Camp Jackson Affair, May 10, Union forces clash with Confederate sympathizers on the streets of St. Louis, 28 dead, 100 injured., St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1862 – Buffalo riot of 1862, Buffalo, New York
  • 1863 – Detroit race riot of 1863
  • 1863 – Southern bread riots, April 2, Riots which broke out in the South during the Civil War due to food shortages throughout the Confederate States of America
  • 1863 – Battle of Fort Fizzle, June, also known as the Holmes County Draft Riots, active resistance to the draft during the Civil War, Holmes County, Ohio
  • 1863 – New York City draft riots, July 13–16, New York City, New York (anti-draft)
  • 1864 – Charleston Riot, Charleston, Illinois
  • 1866 – Memphis Riots of 1866, May 1–3, Race riot that broke out during Reconstruction, Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1866 – New Orleans riot, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1868 – Pulaski Riot, Pulaski, Tennessee
  • 1870 – First New York City orange riot, New York City, New York
  • 1870 – Kirk-Holden war, July–Nov., Caswell and Alamance counties North Carolina
  • 1871 – Second New York City orange riot, New York City, New York
  • 1871 – Meridian race riot of 1871, March, Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1871 – Los Angeles anti-Chinese riot, Los Angeles, California
  • 1873 – Colfax massacre, April 13, Colfax, Louisiana
  • 1874 – Election Riot of 1874, Barbour County, Alabama
  • 1874 – Tompkins Square Riot, New York City, New York
  • 1874 – Battle of Liberty Place, New Orléans, Louisiana
  • 1876 – South Carolina civil disturbances of 1876, South Carolina
  • 1877 – Widespread rioting occurred across the US as part of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877:
  • Baltimore railroad strike in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Philadelphia Railroad Strike, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh Railway Riots, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Reading Railroad massacre, Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Saint Louis general strike, July, East St. Louis, Illinois
  • Scranton General Strike, in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Shamokin uprising, Shamokin, Pennsylvania
  • 1877 – San Francisco Riot of 1877
  • 1880 – 1880 Garret Mountain May Day riot
  • 1884 – Cincinnati Courthouse riot, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1885 – Rock Springs massacre, Sept. 2 1885, Riot between Chinese miners and white miners. 28 killed, 15 injured, Rock Springs, Wyoming
  • 1886 – Haymarket riot, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1886 – Seattle riot of 1886, Seattle, Washington
  • 1888 – Jaybird-Woodpecker War, 1888–90, Violent post-Reconstruction political conflict in Texas. Fort Bend County, Texas
  • 1892 – Homestead strike, July 6, 1892, Homestead, Pennsylvania
  • 1892–1893 – Mitcham War, Clarke County, Alabama
  • 1894 – May Day riots of 1894, May 1, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1894 – Pullman strike participants burn World's Columbian Exposition buildings, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1894 – Bituminous Coal Miners' Strike, coal mining regions
  • 1895 - New Orleans dockworkers riot, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1897 – Lattimer massacre, September 1897, near Hazleton, Pennsylvania
  • 1898 – Wilmington insurrection, November 10, Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1899 – Coeur d'Alene, Idaho labor confrontation of 1899
  • 1900–1950s

  • 1900 – Akron Riot of 1900, Akron, Ohio
  • 1901 – Denver Riots, Denver, Colorado
  • 1901 – New York Race Riots, New York City, New York
  • 1901 – Pierce City Riots, Pierce City, Missouri
  • 1902 – Liverpool Riots, Denver, Colorado
  • 1903 – Colorado Labor Wars, 1903–1904
  • 1903 – Anthracite Coal Strike, Eastern Pennsylvania
  • 1903 – Evansville Race Riot, Evansville, Indiana
  • 1903 – Motormen's Riot, Richmond, Virginia
  • 1906 – Atlanta Riots, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1907 – Bellingham riots, Bellingham, Washington
  • 1908 – Springfield Race Riot, Springfield, Illinois
  • 1910 – Philadelphia general strike (1910), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1912 – Lawrence textile strike, Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 1913 – Wheatland Riot, August 3, Wheatland, California
  • 1913 – Paterson silk strike, Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1913 – Copper Country Strike of 1913–1914, Calumet, Michigan
  • 1914 – Ludlow massacre, April 20, Ludlow, Colorado
  • 1916 – Preparedness Day bombing, July 22, San Francisco, California
  • 1916 – Everett massacre, November 5, Everett, Washington
  • 1917 – East St. Louis Riot, July 2, St. Louis, Missouri & East St. Louis, Illinois
  • 1917 – Springfield Vigilante Riot, Springfield, Missouri
  • 1917 – Green Corn Rebellion, Aug. 3, A brief popular uprising advocating for the rural poor and against military conscription, Central Oklahoma
  • 1917 – Houston Race riot, August 23, Houston, Texas
  • 1918 – Detroit trolley riot, Detroit, Michigan {Source: Detroit Free Press' "The Detroit Almanac", 2001.}
  • 1919 – Seattle General Strike, Feb. 6-11,
  • 1919 – May Day Riots, May 1, Cleveland, Ohio, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, New York
  • 1919 – Red Summer, USA
  • 1919 – Boston Police Strike, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1919 – Steel Strike of 1919, Pennsylvania
  • 1919 – Charleston Race riot, May 10, Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1919 – Washington, DC Riot 1919, July 19, Washington, D.C.
  • 1919 – Chicago Race Riot, July 27 – Aug.2, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1919 – Knoxville Race riot, August 30, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1919 – Longview Race Riot, Longview, Texas
  • 1919 – Omaha Race riot, September 28, Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1919 – Elaine Race Riot, October 1, Elaine, Arkansas
  • 1919 – Centralia Massacre, November 11, Centralia, Washington
  • 1920 – Battle of Matewan, May 20, 1920, Matewan, West Virginia
  • 1920 – Race Riot, June 21, 1920 Chicago Illinois,
  • 1921 – Tulsa Race Riot, May 31 – June 1, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1921 – Battle of Blair Mountain, WV Coal Mine Wars, August – September 1921, Logan County, West Virginia
  • 1922 – Herrin Massacre, Herrin, Illinois
  • 1923 – Rosewood Massacre, January 1–7, Rosewood, Florida
  • 1925 – Ossian Sweet incident, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1929 – North Carolina Textile Strike, North Carolina
  • 1927 – Columbine Mine Massacre, November 21, Serene, Colorado
  • 1931 – Battle of Evarts, May 5, Harlan County, Kentucky
  • 1931 – Chicago Rent Strike Riot, August 3, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1931 – Hawaii Riot, Hawaii
  • 1932 – Bonus Army March, Spring/Summer 1932, Washington, D.C.
  • 1932 – Ford Hunger March, March 7, 3,000 unemployed workers march on Ford Motors, five are killed, River Rouge plant, Dearborn, Michigan
  • 1934 – U.S. Nazi Riot, New York City, New York
  • 1934 – Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1934 – Auto-Lite strike, April 4 – June 3, the "Battle of Toledo" riot, Toledo, Ohio
  • 1934 – 1934 West Coast Longshore Strike, May 9 – October 12, San Francisco Bay Area, California; Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington
  • 1934 – Textile workers strike (1934)
  • 1934 – Detroit World Series riot, Oct. 10, Detroit, Michigan {Source: Detroit Free Press' "The Detroit Almanac", 2001.}
  • 1935 – Harlem Riot, March 19–20, New York City, New York
  • 1935 – Southern Tenant Farmers' Union Riot, Arkansas
  • 1937 – Flint Sit-Down Strike, General Motors' Fisher Body Plant, Flint, Michigan
  • 1937 – Battle of the Overpass, May 26, Dearborn, Michigan {Source: Detroit Free Press' "The Detroit Almanac", 2001.}
  • 1937 – Republic Steel Strike, May 30, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942 – Sojourner Truth Homes Riot, February 28, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943 – Beaumont Race Riot of 1943, Summer, Beaumont, Texas
  • 1943 – Zoot Suit Riots, July 3, Los Angeles, California (anti-Hispanic and anti-zoot suit)
  • 1943 – Detroit Race Riot, June 20–21, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943 – Harlem Riot of 1943, August 1–3, New York City, New York
  • 1946 – Columbia Race Riot of 1946, February 25–26, Columbia, Tennessee
  • 1946 – Battle of Athens (1946), August, Revolt by citizens against corrupt local government, McMinn County, Tennessee
  • 1946 – Airport Homes Race Riots, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949 – Peekskill Riot, Peekskill, New York
  • 1950 – San Juan Nationalist revolt, Utuado Uprising, Jayuya Uprising, Oct. 30, Various uprisings against United States Government rule during the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party Revolts of the 1950s in Puerto Rico
  • 1951 – Cicero race riot of 1951, July 12, Cicero, Illinois
  • 1958 – Battle of Hayes Pond, January 18, Maxton, North Carolina, Armed confrontation between members of the NC Lumbee tribe and the KKK.
  • 1959 – Harriett-Henderson Cotton Mills Strike Henderson, North Carolina
  • 1960s

  • 1960 – HUAC riot, May 13, Students protest House Un-American Activities Committee hearings, 12 injured, 64 arrested, San Francisco, California
  • 1960 - Newport Jazz Festival Riot, July 2, Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1960 – El Cajon Boulevard Riot, August 20, San Diego, California
  • 1960 – Ax Handle Saturday, August 27, Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1962 – Ole Miss riot 1962, September 3 – October 1, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
  • 1963 – Birmingham riot of 1963, May 11, Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1963 – Cambridge riot 1963, June 14, Cambridge, Maryland
  • 1964 – the July 16 police-killing of James Powell, in the Yorkville neighbourhood just south of East Harlem, precipitates a string of race riots in July and August, including:
  • 1964 – Harlem Riot of 1964, July 16–22, New York City
  • 1964 – Rochester 1964 race riot, July 24–25, Rochester, New York
  • 1964 – Philadelphia 1964 race riot, August 28–30, Philadelphia
  • 1965 – Watts riots, August 11–17, Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 – Division Street riots, June 12–14, Humboldt Park, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966 – Omaha riot of 1966, July 2, Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1966 – 1966 Chicago West-Side riots, July 12–15, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966 – Hough riots, July 18–24, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1966 – Waukegan riot, August 27, Waukegan, Illinois
  • 1966 – Benton Harbor riots, August 30 – September 4, Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • 1966 - Summerhill and Vine City Riots,September 6–8 Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1966 – Sunset Strip curfew riots, November 12, various other flareups, basis for the song "For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield song)", West Hollywood, California
  • 1967 – Long Hot Summer of 1967 refers to a year in which 159 race riots erupted across the United States, including:
  • 1967 – Avondale riots, June 12–15, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1967 – Buffalo riot of 1967, June 27, Buffalo, New York
  • 1967 – 1967 Newark riots, July 12–17, Newark, New Jersey
  • 1967 – 1967 Plainfield riots, July 14–21, Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1967 – Cairo riot, July 17, Cairo, Illinois
  • 1967 – 1967 Detroit riot, July 23–29, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967 – Cambridge riot of 1967, July 24, a.k.a. the H. Rap Brown riot, Cambridge, Maryland
  • 1967 – Milwaukee riot, July 30, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1968 – Orangeburg Massacre, S.C. State Univ., February 8, Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1968 – Memphis Sanitation Strike riot, March 28, Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1968 – Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., April 4, Memphis, Tennessee, precipitates all April 4–14 riots, including:
  • 1968 – 1968 Detroit riot, April 4–5, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1968 – 1968 New York City riots, April 4–5, New York City, New York
  • 1968 – 1968 Washington, D.C. riots, April 4–8, Washington, D.C.
  • 1968 – 1968 Chicago riots, West Side Riots, April 5–7, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 – 1968 Pittsburgh riots, April 5–11, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 – Baltimore riot of 1968, April 6–14, Baltimore, MD
  • 1968 – Avondale riot of 1968, April 8, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1968 – 1968 Kansas City riot, April 9, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1968 – Wilmington Riot of 1968, April 9–10, Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1968 – Trenton Riot of 1968, April 9–11, Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1968 – Columbia University protests of 1968, April 23, New York City, New York
  • 1968 – Louisville riots of 1968, May 27, Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1968 – Akron riot, July 17–23, Akron, Ohio
  • 1968 – Glenville Shootout, July 23–28, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1968 – 1968 Democratic National Convention protests, including the police riots of August 27–28, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 – Zip to Zap riot, May 9–11, Zap, North Dakota
  • 1969 – People's Park Riots, May, Berkeley, California
  • 1969 – 1969 Greensboro uprising, May 21–25, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1969 – Cairo disorders, May–December, Cairo, Illinois
  • 1969 – Stonewall riots, June 28 – July 2, New York City, New York
  • 1969 – 1969 York Race Riot, July 17–24, York, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 – Days of Rage, October 8–11, Weathermen riot in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970s

  • 1970 – University of Puerto Rico riot, March 4–11, at least one killed, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • 1970 – Student strike of 1970, May 1970
  • 1970 – Kent State riots/shootings, May 1970, four killed, Kent, Ohio
  • 1970 – New Haven Green Disorders, Yale University, May 1970, New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1970 – Augusta Riot, May 11–13, Augusta, Georgia
  • 1970 – Hard Hat Riot, Wall Street, May 8, New York City
  • 1970 – Jackson State killings, May 14–15, two killed, Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1970 – 1970 Memorial Park riot, August 24–27, Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1970 – Sterling Hall bombing, Univ. of Wisc., August 24, one killed, Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1970 – Chicano Moratorium riot, August 29, Los Angeles, California
  • 1971 – Wilmington riot 1971, February 9, Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1971 – May Day protests 1971, May 3, Washington, D.C.
  • 1971 – Camden riots, August 1971, Camden, New Jersey
  • 1971 – Attica Prison uprising, September 9–13, at least 39 killed, Attica, New York
  • 1973 – Wounded Knee incident, February 27 – May 8, Wounded Knee, South Dakota
  • 1974 – SLA Shootout, May 17, Los Angeles, California
  • 1974 – Baltimore police strike, July, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1974 – Boston busing race riots anti-busing riots throughout. Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1974 - Fairhill Riots, July 30–31, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1974 – Newark, NJ Puerto Rican residents riot over police issues http://glocallynewark.com/newark-74-remembering-the-puerto-rican-riot/
  • 1975 – Pine Ridge shootout, June 26. Pine Ridge, South Dakota
  • 1975 – Livernois–Fenkell riot, July 1975, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1975 - Springfield Riots, August 28–29, Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1976 – Escambia High School riots, February 5, Pensacola, Florida
  • 1976 – Anti-busing riot in downtown Boston, April 5, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1977 - Humboldt Park Riots, June 5–6, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977 – New York City Blackout riot 1977, July 13–14, New York City, New York
  • 1978 – Moody Park riot, May 5, 1978, Houston, Texas
  • 1979 – White Night riots, May 1979, San Francisco, California
  • 1979 - Great Brook Valley Projects Riots, June 21, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1979 – Greensboro massacre, November 3, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1980s

  • 1980 – New Mexico State Penitentiary riot, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 1980 – Miami riot 1980, May 17–19, Miami, Florida
  • 1984 - Lawrence Race Riots, August 9–10, Lawrence, Massachusetts - Puerto Ricans and Dominicans clashed with Whites.
  • 1988 - Perth Amboy Riots, June 9–10, Perth Amboy, New Jersey - riot in the Hispanic community after an officer shot a Hispanic man.
  • 1988 - Tompkins Square Park riot, New York City
  • 1988 - Cedar Grove, Shreveport, Louisiana, In September 1988 there was a full-blown riot in which the police were forced to block off the entire neighborhood because it was out of control. Cars and businesses were burned.
  • 1989 - Miami riot, Miami, Florida, Jan. 16, Three days of rioting breaks out in the Overtown and Liberty City sections of Miami after a police officer shoots and kills a black motorcyclist. 11 people wounded. Over 1 million dollars in damage.
  • 1989 - Vineland Riots, August 29, Vineland, New Jersey - riot in the Puerto Rican and African American community after an officer shot an African American male.
  • 1990s

  • 1990 - Wynwood Riots, December 3, Miami, Florida - riot in the Puerto Rican community after the acquittal of officer who beat a drug dealer to death. Puerto Ricans cited alienation from the larger Cuban community.
  • 1991 – 1991 Washington, DC riot, Mount Pleasant riot, May 5–9, Washington, D.C.
  • 1991 – Crown Heights riot, August 1991, Brooklyn, New York
  • 1992 – L.A. Rodney King riots, April–May 1992, Los Angeles, California
  • 1992 - 1992 Washington Heights riots, July 4–7, Manhattan, New York, Dominican community
  • 1993 - X-Ray Riots, July 17, Portland, Oregon
  • 1994 - Eastside Lexington riots, October 26, 1994, Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1996 – St. Petersburg, Florida Riot 1996, October 1996, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 1999 – WTO Meeting of 1999, "The Battle in Seattle", November 1999, Seattle, Washington
  • 1999 – Michigan State University student riot, April 1999, East Lansing, Michigan
  • 1999 – Woodstock '99 music festival incident, July 1999, Rome, New York
  • 2000s

  • 2000 – Elián González affair, Miami, Florida
  • 2000 – Puerto Rican Day Parade attacks, June 11, Central Park, New York City
  • 2001 – 2001 Cincinnati Riots, April 10–12, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2002 - Great Brook Valley Project Riots, August 18, Worcester, MA, Puerto Rican
  • 2002 - North Minneapolis Riots, August 22, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 2003 – Benton Harbor riot, June 2003, Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • 2003 – Miami FTAA Protests, November 2003, Miami, Florida
  • 2004 – 2004 American League Championship Series, October 21, 1 dead, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2005 – Civil disturbances and military action in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, August – Sept., New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2005 – 2005 Toledo riot, October 15, Toledo, Ohio
  • 2006 – San Bernardino punk riot, March 4, San Bernardino, California
  • 2007 – The Los Angeles May Day mêlée, May 1, Los Angeles, California
  • 2009 – Riots against BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant, January 7, 120 arrested, Oakland, California
  • 2009 – Akron riots, March 14, 2009, 7 arrested; and July 2009, unknown number arrested, Akron, Ohio
  • 2009 – 2009 G-20 Pittsburgh summit protests, Sept. 24-25, 193 arrested
  • 2010s

  • 2010 – Springfest riot, April 10, 200 police disperse crowd of 8000 using tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, and bean bag rounds, near the campus of James Madison University; dozens injured. 30–35 arrested; Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • 2010 – Santa Cruz May Day riot, May 1, 250 rampage through downtown Santa Cruz attacking 18 businesses, causing an estimated $100,000 in damages. 1 arrested. Santa Cruz, California
  • 2010 – BART verdict riot, July 8, in response to verdict in BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant. About 100 businesses were damaged and 78 people were arrested. Oakland, California
  • 2010 - Westlake District Riots, Sept.6-8, in response to LAPD shooting a Guatemalan immigrant. Los Angeles, California
  • 2010 – Oakland protest riot, Nov. 5, Police made more than 150 arrests as a crowd broke windows and knocked down fences, protesting sentence of former BART officer in shooting of Oscar Grant on New Years Day 2009; see BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant. Oakland, California
  • 2011 – Pennsylvania State University, Joe Paterno riot. Students riot in protest of the decision of the Board of Trustees to fire head football coach Joe Paterno. State College, Pennsylvania
  • 2011 – Occupy Wall Street (Brooklyn Bridge protests). Demonstrators blocked the bridge and more than 700 people were arrested. Brooklyn, New York
  • 2011 – Occupy Wall Street Oakland protests riots. October. Protesters shattered windows, set fires, and plastered buildings with graffiti. Riot police fired heavy amounts of tear gas on the protesters.
  • 2012 – NATO 2012 Chicago Summit, May. Conflict between riot police. Dozens of demonstrators clubbed and arrested.
  • 2012 – Anaheim police shooting and protests, July 28. Violence erupted after multiple shootings in the neighborhood by police that included unarmed Manuel Diaz. 24 people were arrested
  • 2013 - Flatbush Riots, March 11, Riots in Brooklyn, New York after the death of Kimani Gray who was shot and killed by NYPD
  • 2014 – Ferguson unrest, Ferguson, Missouri, August 10. Protests turned into violent riots and unrest after the death of teenager Michael Brown, who was shot by a Ferguson police officer.
  • 2014 – New York, New York, and Berkeley, California – After prosecutors and a grand jury refused to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner, many people protested against it in New York City and other cities, some of them causing unrest.
  • 2015 – 2015 Baltimore protests, April 25–28. After days of peaceful protests, rioting and looting broke out following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. 34 arrested and 15 Officers injured. On April 27, Looting continued after the funeral where an additional 15 officers were injured. Governor Hogan activated the Maryland National Guard and 500 State Troopers to aide in restoring peace to the city. Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2016 – Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, January–February 2015. 1 killed and several dozen arrested. Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon
  • 2016 - Anaheim, California Feb. 29. 3 People stabbed and 13 others arrested during a Ku Klux Klan rally.
  • 2016 – 2016 Donald Trump Chicago rally protest, March 11. Five people arrested and two police officers injured during a demonstration at the UIC Pavilion.
  • 2016 - Democracy Spring rally in April. March to Washington D.C. and sit-ins lead to arrests.
  • 2016 - At least 261 people were arrested across the U.S. in protests in New York City, Chicago, St. Paul, Minnesota; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and other cities. In St. Paul, bottles and rocks flew as over twenty officers were injured. The protests were held in response to the officer-involved shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
  • 2016 - 2016 Milwaukee riots, Sherman Park, August 13–15. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • 2016 - 2016 Charlotte riot, September 20–21, Riots started in response to the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by police
  • 2016 - Dakota Access Pipeline protests, 411 Protesters Arrested. Multiple skirmishes with police, with vehicles, hay bales, and tires set on fire.
  • 2016 - Ongoing - Anti-Trump protests, Nov. 9-27. As a result of Donald Trump being elected 45th President of the U.S., thousands protested across twenty five American cities and unrest broke out in Downtown Oakland, California and Portland, Oregon. In Downtown Oakland over 40 fires started and police officers were injured. Protests in other cities did not turn violent.
  • 2017 - Washington, D.C., Anti-Trump protests at Inauguration. Objects were thrown at police and a limousine was set on fire. More than 230 were arrested.
  • 2017 - Berkeley, California, February 1, civil unrest ensued at UC Berkeley as Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak on the campus.
  • References

    List of incidents of civil unrest in the United States Wikipedia


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