People riot for all sorts of reasons. Often they don’t make sense. Well, in some ways they do, but not in a burning tires and throwing molitov cocktails kind of way. But riots aren’t about sitting down at a table and reasoning things out. That is what politicians do, and they usually do it in response to riots. So that is why people riot. They are emotional and they want to be heard. And these days, with social media, they will be heard. It is almost a fact. In this day, riots have the potential to change the world. With twitter and facebook, news of any disturbance can quickly garner attention and receive coverage from media outlets around the world. Unfortunately, this is a tactic adopted by many terrorist organizations as well. They know and recognize the power of social media to shape world events and public opinion and they take full advantage of that fact. Either way though, riots don’t always have to be about such bad things. Many of our greatest institutions were established in the midst of civil unrest. So, for better or for worse, these are the 25 Crazy Things You Might Not Know About Riots!
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