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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘riots’

Jerusalem Riot Breaks Out At Holy Site

Israeli police were called to a holy site known to the Jews as Temple Mount and known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary today when a riot broke out. Because the two religious groups both use the site for worship, arguments and fights often break out. The riot that broke out was one of the more serious incidents to take …

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Isla Vista Riots: Fighting for the Right to Party?

The Beastie Boys might not have had this in mind as Spring Break suddenly got Really Real for the thousands of people attending the Deltopia street party event Saturday. A local Fox news station reports that it all started when sheriff deputies came to the scene to respond to two stabbings. Two people ended up being taking to the hospital …

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‘Blarney Blowout’ Party: 73 Arrested at UMass Amherst

A massive college party over the weekend near the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus ended with several injured police officers and jail time for some students. The ‘Blarney Blowout,’ which is a pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration held the Saturday before Spring Break, “gets worst every year”, according to one of Amherst’s police chiefs. “This can’t be in any way, shape or form be …

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Singapore Riots: First In 40 Years

Singapore witnessed their first riot in over 40 years over the weekend, which led to the arrest of 27 people. Following a fatal accident that killed an Indian worker, more than 400 people took to the streets in one of the worst cases of civil unrest in their history. An estimated eighteen people were injured, including 10 police officers. The …

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China: Knife Attacks Kill 24 in Riots

As riots in western China continue, the violence of clashes between police and protesters is escalating. Recent rioting in northwest China has left 24 people dead this week. Official Chinese news agency Xinhua is reporting that 24 people were killed by rioters in Lukqun Township in China‘s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on Wednesday. At around 6 am local time, the …

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Rioting In Western China Leaves 27 Dead

Rioting in western China’s Xinjiang province has left at least 27 dead at the hands of “knife-wielding mobs” according to Chinese authorities. The province, which is home to a significant Uyghur minority, and is among the poorest provinces in the country, has been seen numerous outbreaks of violence over the years, but this is the worst rioting since 2009. The …

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Paris: Riots Follow Saint-Germain Soccer Victory

French soccer team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) locked up its first Ligue 1 title in nearly 20 years this weekend, sending the team to the Champions League group stage and prompting celebration in Paris. Unfortunately, police and soccer fans did not get along during the celebration, and a riot in Paris has hurt fans and damaged property. According to a BBC …

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Foxconn Riot Ends With Injuries and Arrests

Workers at Foxconn’s Tiayuan plant in Northern China rioted Sunday evening, injuring 40 people and resulting in several arrests. The riot was made up of about 2,000 people and took place outside of the workers’ dormitories. The cause of the riot is not certain, though The Next Web reports that Baidu posts claim the violence started when security guards began …

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#LexingtonPoliceScanner Provides Best Post Game Entertainment Ever

Unless you’ve lived in Lexington, KY for an extended period of time then you just can’t understand what UK basketball means to the fans in the state. When you’re born here, most likely you come into the world with UK blue pumping in your veins. There are 80 year old grandma-fans who will school you on what to do against …

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UK President Implores Fans To Behave Responsibly

In light of Saturday night’s disorder, the University of Kentucky’s President, Dr. Eli Capilouto, has written an email, asking his student body to behave in a responsible manner if the basketball team beats Kansas later tonight. Considering how UK fans acted after beating Louisville, Dr Capilouto’s words will likely fall on deaf ears, but he did go on record concerning …

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Lexington Fire Department Tweets Detailed Account of Student “Riots”

The Lexington “riots” were the talk of the town–and beyond–this past weekend as Kentucky fans students took the street to, as the lead image indicates, apparently break stuff to show how much they enjoyed beating the Louisville Cardinals. We’ve already discussed the the fun stuff that went on, and now, some more details. Not only did the media latch onto …

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Kentucky Fans Lose Their Collective Minds After Beating Louisville

Here’s a pop quiz for sports fans out there: What do you do after your team beats their rival in an important game? Do you: A. Celebrate with friends B. Sit back and reflect upon the hard-fought win while smiling to yourself C. Get online and bask in the glow of your team’s victory on various social media sites, or, …

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