April 19, 2011 |
International observers declared Nigeria's weekend presidential election the fairest in decades. But riots across the north Monday and the loser's unwillingness to accept the results undercut this divided nation's bid to move toward orderly democracy. The violence underscored the West African nation's deep sectarian divisions. Enraged youths in the mainly Muslim north, stronghold of defeated candidate Muhammadu Buhari, burned down the home of any northern leader seen as collaborating with Goodluck Jonathan, the victorious incumbent from the mainly Christian south.
November 12, 2001 |
Riots erupted after an independence movement leader was kidnapped and killed in Irian Jaya. Villagers found the body of Theys Eluay, 64, in his wrecked car in a ravine 18 miles east of the provincial capital, Jayapura. Police said he appeared to have been strangled. There were no clear suspects, they said. Eluay's widow, Yaneke, blamed the Indonesian military. Police said Eluay was killed after dining with local army commanders Saturday night.
June 20, 2001 |
The government has banned all demonstrations in the capital, Algiers, following fierce rioting last week during a massive pro-democracy demonstration. For two months, the military-backed government has been grappling with violent protests that have left at least 55 people dead. The unrest began among ethnic Berbers in the eastern Kabyle region but has spread to Algiers. Three police officers were reported killed and dozens of people hurt Monday during riots in Kabyle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1992
In comparing the looting and rioting in Los Angeles following the King verdict to the savings and loan conduct by the likes of Milken, Keating, Boesky and Neil Bush, the only major difference aside from the violence is that the S&L looting is going to cost taxpayers a lot more. STEVEN PAUL Santa Monica
December 13, 2008 |
Youths hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails, and Athens police responded with stun grenades and tear gas on the seventh day of rioting triggered by the shooting death of a teenager but now tapping discontent with the government's economic policies. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis rejected calls to resign. "There should be no confusion between the emotions felt by young students over the tragic death of a colleague . . . and this destructive mania," he said.
February 19, 1987 |
The premier of Kazakhstan said Wednesday that two people died and 200 were injured in December during nationalist demonstrations and riots in this Central Asian city. Nursultan A. Nazarbayev, the top government official in the republic, portrayed the rioting as considerably more widespread and more violent than previous official descriptions. Nazarbayev told a group of visiting journalists that "a maximum of 3,000 people" took part, with two deaths and 200 injuries requiring medical treatment.
April 7, 2008 |
Thousands of demonstrators angry about rising prices and stagnant salaries torched buildings, looted shops and hurled bricks at police, who responded with tear gas in Egypt's northern industrial town of El Mahalla el Kubra. About 150 people were arrested and 80 were wounded. Protesters stormed City Hall, burned tires in the streets, smashed chairs through shop windows and stole computers. At least two schools were set ablaze, police said. Nearly 100 other people were arrested across Egypt, officials said.