Below is a self explanatory list of officially documented Riots between 2001 and Jan 2011. Notice the riot count significantly rising in 2010.. 2011
could top it quite easily!
Signs of an Uprising? You decide...
2001 Riots (16)
2001 - EDSA II, January 2001, (Manila, Philippines)
2001 - Philadelphia Mardi Gras Riots, February 2001, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States)
2001 - Seattle Mardi Gras Riots, February 2001, (Seattle, Washington, United States)
2001 - University of Maryland student riots following team's loss in the 2001 NCAA tournament, (College Park, Maryland, United States)
2001 - 2001 Cincinnati Riots, April 2001, (Cincinnati, Ohio, United States)2001 - Quebec City Summit of the Americas, April 2001 (Quebec, Canada)
2001 - EDSA III, May 2001 (Manila, Philippines)
2001 - Banja Luka Riots, May 2001, (Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
2001 - Oldham Riots, May 2001, (Oldham, Greater Manchester, England)
2001 - Gothenburg Riots, June 2001, (Gothenburg, Sweden)
2001 - Harehills riot Leeds, June 2001, West Yorkshire, England
2001 - Canada Day Riot, July 2001, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2001 - Bradford Riot, July 2001, (Bradford, West Yorkshire, England)
2001 - Genoa Group of Eight Summit protest, July 2001, (Genoa, Italy)
2001 - Holy Cross dispute, Summer 2001, (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
2001 - December 2001 Riots, (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
2002 Riots (06)
2002 - San Salvador Atenco Airport Riot, (San Salvador Atenco, Mexico)
2002 - Post-Godhra Riots, Feb 2002 (Gujarat, India)
2002 - 2002 Urso Branco prison riot,(Rondônia, Brazil)
2002 - Chinese textile worker riot, (Shuikou, Guangdong, China)
2002 - University of Maryland students following their team's victory in the 2002 NCAA tournament, (College Park, Maryland, United States)
2002 - Ohio State University post University of Michigan football game riot, November 2002, (Columbus, Ohio, United States)
2003 Riots (07)
2003 - Riot in Neos Marmaras (Porto Carras, Sithonia) against the EU-Summit, June 20, (Chalkidiki,Greece)
2003 - Benton Harbor Riot, June 2003 (Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States)
2003 - Wrocław football riot 2003, March 30, 2003,
2003 - University of Minnesota campus riots after the Gophers men's hockey team won their back to back national championships
2003 - Maldives civil unrest, September 2003, (Malé, Maldives)
2003 - Riot over bad policy during a SARS outbreak, (Xiandie, China)
2003 - The Exploited Montreal riot, Montreal, Canada.October 14, 2003
2004 Riots (12)
2004 - 2004 Kosovo riots
2004 - Palm Island riot, (Palm Island, Queensland, Australia)
2004 - Redfern riots, (Sydney, Australia)
2004 - Han-Hui riot, (Henan province, China).
2004 - Boston, Lincolnshire. Fans rioted after England was knocked out of the European football championships.
2004 - VEISHEA riot, drunk Iowa State students riot, cancel 2005 VEISHEA (Ames, Iowa)
2004 - Urso Branco prison riot,(Rondônia, Brazil)
2004 - Chinese riot in response to a beating,(Guangdong, China)
2004 - Citizens in Benghu riot in response to inflating prices and poor healthcare, (Anhui, China)
2004 - Farmers riot when their land is taken and given to real-estate companies, (Zhengzhou, China)
2004 - Chinese soccer fans riot when a Japanese team wins the final, (Beijing, China)
2004 - Rioters attack police station December 30, 2004 (Athens, Greece)
2005 Riots (16)
2005 - Dongzhou protest,(Guangdong, China)
2005 - Macquarie Fields riots, February 2005, southwestern suburb of Sydney, Australia
2005 - Cedar Revolution, February 2005, Lebanon
2005 - Anti-Japanese riots, April 2005, Beijing, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, China
2005 - Riots in response to land taken for a power plant,(Shenyou, China)
2005 - Riots over excessive pollution, (Zhejiang, China)
2005 - Perpignan ethnic violence, May 2005,(France)
2005 - Maldives civil unrest, August 2005, (Malé, Maldives)
2005 - Chinese worker riot, July 2005, (Xizhou, China).
2005 - Street clashes in central Athens,September 2007, (Athens, Greece),
2005 - 2005 civil unrest in France, October 2005
2005 - 2005 Toledo Riot, October 2005, (Toledo, Ohio, United States)
2005 - Anti-Muslim Riots of Mau,October 2005, (Mau, UttarPradesh),India
2005 - Mar del Plata Summit of the Americas, November 2005, (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
2005 - 2005 Cronulla riots, December 2005, (Sydney, Australia)
2005 - 2005 Birmingham race riots in Lozells, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
2006 Riots (21)
2006 - Stanley Cup Western Conference Finals (Edmonton Oilers victory), May 2006, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2006 - Cartoon riots
2006 - 2006 Nuku'alofa riots, Nov. 16, (Nuku'alofa, Tonga)
2006 - 2006 Dublin riots, Feb. 25, Dublin, Ireland
2006 - San Bernardino punk riot, March 4, San Bernardino, California
2006 - 2006 labor protests in France, March–April, Paris, France
2006 - Riot during the European Social Forum, May 6, Athens, Greece
2006 - Burj Khalifa riot, (Dubai, UAE)
2006 - Hindu/Muslim Aligarh Riots, April 2006, (Aligarh, India)
2006 - Rajkumar death riots, April, (India)
2006 - April 2006 Venezuela prison riot,April, (Venezuela)
2006 - 2006 civil unrest in San Salvador Atenco, (San Salvador Atenco, Mexico)
2006 - Shengda Economics, Trade and Management College diploma riot
2006 - Riot after a hospital doesn't treat a patient (Sichuan, China)
2006 - Download Festival Riots, Donnington, UK
2006 - Riot over government response to a whistleblower, (Shandong, China)
2006 - Riot follows after a traffic accident incites violence,(Chizhou, China)
2006 - Riot over a land dispute,(Sanzhou, China)
2006 - 2006 protests in Hungary
2006 - Reclaim The Streets Riot Sep 24, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 - Copenhagen December Riot (Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark)
2007 Riots (18)
2007 - Anti-immigrant riots,(Madrid, Spain)
2007 - Guinea-Bissau riot
2007 - Student riot, March 9, 2007,(Athens, Greece)
2007 - Eviction of Ungdomshuset, March 1–2, (Copenhagen, Denmark)
2007 - Chinese immigrants clash with riot police,(Milan, Italy)
2007 - Riot starts when a company takes over the bus routes and doubles the fares(Zhushan, China)
2007 - Karachi Riots, (Karachi, Pakistan)
2007 - Cigarbox Riot, May 14, (Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark)
2007 - Muslim-Tibetan riot,Qinghai, China)
2007 - Muslim-Han riot (Shandong, China)
2007 - Roma riots(Sofia, Bulgaria)
2007 - Venezuelan anti-government protests
2007 - Georgian anti-government protests, September - December
2007 - Burmese anti-government protests
2007 civil unrest in Villiers-le-Bel, France, Nov 25-30
2007 - Food riots in West Bengal
2007-2008 - Kenyan Presidential Election Riots
2008 Riots (19)
2008 - Protests in Serbia - Riots in Belgrade on embassy's of countries recognizing the independence of Kosovo by Serbian nationalists.
2008 - Political crisis in Lebanon - Riots and engagements between islamists and progressives.
2008 - Tibetian unrest, Mar. 10 - June. (Tibet, China)
2007-2008 - Food riots in India, Peru, Morocco, Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Yemen, Guinea,
Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Senegal.
2008 - Haitian Price riots, Apr. 3, 4 killed/20 wounded., Les Cayes Haiti
2008 - Egypt Price and Wage riots, Apr. 6-7, 1 killed, 20 injured, 25 arrested, Mahalla el-Kubra, Egypt
2008 - UEFA Cup Final riots in Manchester, United Kingdom
2008 - South Africa riots - Attacks on foreign nationals
2008 - Fishermen riots in Paris - French fishermen clashed with police as they protested over rising fuel costs
2008 - Fishermen riots in Brussels
2008 - Kamagasaki G8 Riots Osaka, June 2008 Repression and Revolt, General Union
2008 - 2008 Guizhou riot in Guizhou, China
2008 - Kanmen riot in the coastal province of Zhejiang.
2008 - 2008 riot in Mongolia, following the legislative election
2008 - August 2008 Montreal North Riot (Montreal, Canada)
2008 - Yom Kippur Arab-Jewish riots in Akko, Israel
2008 - Riots throughout Greece after police shot dead a teenager.
2008 - Riots in Sweden, Riots hits the immigrant suburb Rosengard in the Swedish city Malmö 17 dec - 20 dec.
2008 - Striking dock workers clash with riot police at state-controlled Piraeus (OLP) and Thessaloniki (OLTH) ports
2009 Riots (20)
2009 - Riots in Oslo, Copenhagen, London, Belfast, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other cities following the 2008–2009 Israel–Gaza
2009 - Rosemeadow brawl with over 100 in Rosemeadow NSW Australia
2009 - Riot on Jan. 13 in Riga, Latvia, after a peaceful demonstration of people, demanding parliament (Saeima) dissolution.
2009 – Icelandic riots caused by the global economic crisis, Jan. 22, Reykjavik, Iceland (From: Mail Online, London 1/23/09)
2009 - Riots in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom after three alleged Provisional Irish Republican Army dissidents were arrested on suspicion of
killing two British soldiers and a police officer, in an attack designed to trigger wider violence in Northern Ireland.
2009 - Riots in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Before and after a football game at Windsor park in Belfast, United Kingdom against Poland. The game
also got stopped for 5mins due to a linesman being hit by an object thrown from the Northern Ireland Supporters.
2009 - Anti-government Riots in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. hundreds of
protesters injured. Thai Army were deployed on the streets of Bangkok and the State of Emergency was declared.
2009 - Riots in Jharkhand, India ahead of government elections. 6 soldiers dead.
2009 - Football violence at soccer/football game between West Ham United F.C. fans and Stoke City F.C. fans, both inside the stadium and outside.
2009 - Luton, United Kingdom, riot against Muslim extremists who disrupted a homecoming parade of British soldiers, May 24
2009 - Riot in Downtown Los Angeles after Lakers win the Championship, June 14
2009 - 2009 Iranian election protests
2009 - Protests against military coup in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, June 28 --?
2009 - July 2009 Ürümqi riots in Ürümqi, China, July 5 --?
2009 - Riots in Jerusalem after the welfare officials rescued toddler who was being starved by his abusive Ultra Orthodox mother who is a member of
the small Toldos Aharon community, which does not recognized the state of Israel, municipal services were suspended to all neighborhoods where riots
2009 - Riots in Pakistan's central Punjab, 8 dead.
2009 – Riots in Birmingham, United Kingdom when far-right activists clash with anti-racism protesters and local members of the Muslim and
Afro-Caribbean community on August 8, 2009.
2009 – Arab protesters clashed with Israeli security forces during riots near Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel.
2009 - Football violence before, at and after a Carling Cup match between West Ham United and Millwall in London at Upton Park. There where also 3
2009 - Football riot in Široki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1 dead.
2010 Riots (59!!)
2010 - Riots in Corsica between police force and supporters of the FLNC, 3 injured.
2010 - Prison riot in Venezuela, 8 dead.
2010 - Immigrants riots in Rosarno, Italy, 37 injured.
2010 - Riots in Nigeria between Muslim and Christian gangs, 992 dead.
2010 - Vancouver Winter Olympics Riot. Over Vancouver's homelessness crisis.
2010 - Riots in Kyrgyzstan, 85 dead.
2010 - Riots in Thailand, 91 dead.
2010 - April 10 - Springfest Riot, Harrisonburg, Virginia, dozens injured; 30-35 arrested.
2010 - Riots in Indonesia, 3 dead.
2010 - Riots in Kyrgyzstan, 5 dead
2010 - Riots in Santa Cruz, California.
2010 - Riots in Greece, 3 killed.
2010 - Prison riot in Venezuela, 8 dead.
2010 - Riots in northeast India, 3 dead, 70 injured.
2010 - Riots in Kyrgyzstan between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks, 2 dead.
2010 - Riots in Jamaica, 73 dead.
2010 - Riots in Kyrgyzstan, at least 2000 dead
2010 - Prison riot in Mexico, 28 dead.
2010 - Drake Seaport riot at least 7 injured
2010 - Riots in Bariloche, Argentina, 2 dead, 12 injured.
2010 - G20 Riots in Toronto Canada - Zero dead - 900+ arrests
2010 - Prison riot in Venezuela, 6 dead.
2010 - Riots in Indian Kashmir, at least 10 dead.
2010 - Riots in Yemen, 2 dead.
2010 - Riots in Panama, 1 dead, dozens injured
2010 - Riots in Northern Ireland. Police estimate that million in damages have been caused, and over 80 police officers injured by nationalist
2010 - Riots in Nigeria, at least 4 killed
2010 - Prison riot in Quebec, Canada, 2 killed.
2010 - Riots in Indian Kashmir, 50 people have now been killed in seven weeks of clashes with Indian forces.
2010 - Riots in Karachi, Pakistan, 90 dead.
2010 - Prison riot in Mexico, 14 dead
2010 - Prison riot in Kazakhstan, at least 2 killed, 80 injured
2010 - Farmers riot in Uttar Pradesh, India, at least 2 killed
2010 - Riots in Punjab province, Pakistan, 2 dead
2010 - Riots in Mozambique, 13 killed
2010 - Riots in Indonesia, 6 killed, 22 injured
2010 - Riots in Afghanistan, 2 killed
2010 - Riots in Karachi, Pakistan, 17 dead
2010 - Riots in Ecuador, 3 killed, 50 injured.
2010 - Riots in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, 5 dead.
2010 - Prison Riots in Venezuela, 16 killed.
2010 - Belgrade anti-gay riot, 78 police officers and 17 civilians injured.
2010 - Riots in Karachi, Pakistan, at least 33 killed.
2010 - Prison riot in Haiti, 3 killed.
2010 - Riots in Cross River State, Nigeria, at least 30 killed.
2010 - Riots in Western Sahara, 11 dead.
2010 - Riot in Maranhão, Brazil, 18 dead.
2010 - Student riots in London, 14 injured, 35 arrested, Conservative head office damaged by protestors. Goldsmiths College's UCU (lecturers
union) issue statement in support of all demonstrators: "The real violence in this situation relates not to a smashed window but to the destructive
impact of the cuts.
2010 - Riots in Haiti, 2 dead.
2010 - Riots in Cairo, Egypt, 2 dead.
2010 - Riots in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at least 25 people have been killed
2010 - Riots in Ivory Coast, at least 3 killed
2010 - More student riots in London. Twelve police officers were injured with six requiring hospital treatment. 43 protesters injured, and 26 arrests
made. several buildings were attacked, including the Treasury, the Supreme Court and Topshop. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall car came
under attack, smashing the window of the car and covered in paint.
2010 - Riots in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at least 3 killed
2010 - Riots in Bangladesh, at least 3 killed and dozens more have been injured
2010 - Riots in Moscow, Russia, 29 injured.
2010 - Riots in Ivory Coast, at least 20 people have been killed
2010 - Riots in the Constitución neighborhood, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2010 - Riots in Tunisia, 1 dead and several people injured
2011 Riots so far (9)
2011 - Riots in Assam, Meghalaya, Northeast India, 4 dead.
2011 - Riots in Arusha, Tanzania, 2 dead and nine people injured
2011 - Riots in Algeria, 2 dead and four hundred people injured in riots linked to food price increases and unemployment
2011 - Riots in Tunisia, at least 78 killed
2011 - Riots in Jos, Nigeria, more than 30 people dead
2011 - Riots in Tirana, Albania, 3 killed, 17 policemen and soldiers were injured, including three seriously, along with 22 civilians
2011 - Riots in Lebanon, following the fall of Saad Hariri's government
2011 - Riots in Egypt, at least six killed
2011 - Riots in Tafawa Balewa, Nigeria, 4 killed
To be cont...