August 11, 2011 |
Haggard lawyers rushed around searching for clients or killed time waiting for paperwork Thursday at Westminster Magistrates Court in central London while bewildered defendants facing riot-related charges wondered about their fate. Inevitable delays interrupted proceedings as an overloaded court system attempted to cope with crowded basement cells and a constant stream of security vans carrying defendants mainly accused of offenses such as looting and violent behavior. "Chaos reigns downstairs," one defense lawyer told presiding Judge Daphne Wickham.
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
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2012 |
The Los Angeles riots were sparked by the acquittal 20 years ago of four police officers in the beating of Rodney King, but civil rights attorney Connie Rice says the kindling for the fire was laid years before, by decades of hostile policing in black neighborhoods. "The reason we had this riot was because we had the total emasculation and humiliation of an entire community," she said. "It was kindling built on kindling built on kindling. " Rice reflected on the riots Sunday at the L.A. Times Festival of Books along with former L.A. County Dist.
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.