Riot acts | Curio

Riot acts

24 mins | Jun 5, 2020

Riots or rebellion? Democratic protest or revolt? Why history shows us context is always essential. When we analyse the history of riots, something becomes clear: tumult is a companion to democracy, and when ordinary politics fails, the people must take to the streets. Author Antonia Malchik explores in Aeon magazine.

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