Listing of US Civil Unrest Incidents


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Baltimore on July 20th, 1877

  • 1783 – Pennsylvania Mutiny of 1783, June 20, Anti-government protest by soldiers of the Continental Army against the Congress of the Confederation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1786 – Shays’ Rebellion, August 29, 1786 – February 3, 1787, Western Massachusetts
  • 1788 – Doctors Mob Riot, New York City, New York
  • 18th century – United States of America under the Constitution[edit]
  • 1793 – New York City Brothel Riot, New York City, New York
  • 1794 – Whiskey Rebellion, Western Pennsylvania (anti-excise tax on whiskey)
  • 1799 – Fries Rebellion,1799–1800, Tax revolt by Pennsylvania Dutch farmers. Pennsylvania
  • 1811 – 1811 German Coast Uprising, Slave revolt, Jan 8-10, Territory of Orleans
  • 1829 – Cincinnati riots of 1829, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1831 – Nat Turner’s slave rebellion, August, Southampton County, Virginia
  • 1832 – Anti-Abolitionist Riot, New York City, New York
  • 1833 – Detroit slave riot, June 17, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1834 – Anti-Abolitionist Riot, New York City, New York
  • 1834 – Detroit “Whore-house” riots, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1835 – Baltimore bank riot
  • 1835 – Gentleman’s Riot, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1835–1836 – Toledo War, a boundary dispute between states of Michigan and Ohio
  • 1836 – Cincinnati Riots of 1836, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1837 – Flour Riots, New York City, New York
  • 1839 – Honey War, Iowa-Missouri border
  • 1839 – Anti-Rent War, Hudson Valley, New York
  • 1841 – Whig Party Riot, Washington, D.C.
  • 1841 – Dorr Rebellion, Rhode Island
  • 1842 – Lombard Street Riot, (a.k.a. the Abolition Riots), Aug. 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1844 – Philadelphia Nativist Riots, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (anti-immigration)
  • 1849 – Astor Place Riots, New York City, New York (anti-British)
  • 1849 – Detroit trolley riot, December 13, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1851 – San Francisco Vigilance Movement, San Francisco, California
  • 1853 – Cincinnati Riot of 1853, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1854 – Know-Nothing Riot 1854, St. Louis, Missouri (anti-immigration)
  • 1855 – Lager Beer Riot, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1855 – Portland Rum Riot, June 2, Portland, Maine
  • 1855 – Bloody Monday, Know-Nothing Party riot, August 6, Louisville, Kentucky (anti-immigration)
  • 1855 – Detroit brothel riots, 1855-1859, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1856 – Pottawatomie Massacre, May 24, Franklin County, Kansas
  • 1856 – Know-Nothing Riot of 1856, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1857 – Know-Nothing Riot, June 1, Washington D.C. (anti-immigration)
  • 1857 – New York City Police Riot, June 16, New York City, New York
  • 1857 – Dead Rabbits Riot, July 4–5, New York City, New York
  • 1858 – Know-Nothing Riot 1858, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1859 – John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, October 16, Harpers Ferry, Virginia
  • 1861 – Baltimore Riot of 1861, April 19, (a.k.a. the Pratt Street Riot), Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1861 – Camp Jackson Affair, May 10, Union forces clash with Confederate sympathizers on the streets of St. Louis, 28 dead, 100 injured., St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1862 – Buffalo riot of 1862, Buffalo, New York
  • 1863 – Detroit, March: False reports of the victimization of two girls led to the storming of black neighborhoods by white mobs, leaving 200 homeless, 2 dead, and at least 20 injured. {Source: Michigan: The Great Lakes State – An Illustrated History, by George S. May and Joellen Vinyard, C 2005 American Historical Press, Sun Valley CA. Pages 84–85}
  • 1863 – Southern Bread Riots, April 2, Riots which broke out in the South during the Civil War due to massive food shortages throughout the Confederate States of America
  • 1863 – Battle of Fort Fizzle, June, also known as the Holmes County Draft Riots, active resistance to the draft during the Civil War, Holmes County, Ohio
  • 1863 – New York Draft Riot, July 13–16, New York City, New York (anti-draft)
  • 1864 – Charleston Riot, Charleston, Illinois
  • 1866 – Memphis Riots of 1866, May 1–3, Race riot that broke out during Reconstruction, Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1866 – New Orleans Riot, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1868 – Pulaski Riot, Pulaski, Tennessee
  • 1870 – New York City Orange Riot, New York City, New York
  • 1870 – Kirk-Holden war, July-Nov., Caswell and Alamance counties North Carolina
  • 1871 – Second New York City Orange Riot, New York City, New York
  • 1871 – Meridian race riot of 1871, March, Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1871 – Los Angeles Anti-Chinese Riot, Los Angeles, California
  • 1873 – Colfax Massacre, April 13, Colfax, Louisiana
  • 1874 – Election Riot of 1874, Barbour County, Alabama
  • 1874 – Tompkins Square Riot, New York City, New York
  • 1874 – Battle of Liberty Place, New Orléans, Louisiana
  • 1874 – Vicksburg Race Riot, Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • 1876 – South Carolina civil disturbances of 1876, South Carolina
  • 1877 – Reading Railroad Massacre, Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1877 – 1877 Shamokin Uprising, Shamokin, Pennsylvania
  • 1877 – 1877 Saint Louis general strike, July, East St. Louis, Illinois
  • 1877 – Railroad Strikes of 1877, July 1877, Various locations in USA
  • 1877 – Philadelphia Railroad Strike, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1877 – San Francisco Riot of 1877
  • 1880 – 1880 Garret Mountain May Day riot
  • 1884 – Cincinnati Vigilante Riot, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1885 – Rock Springs massacre, Sept. 2 1885, Riot between Chinese miners and white miners. 28 killed, 15 injured, Rock Springs, Wyoming
  • 1885 – The Kolasinski Affair, Dec. 1 & 2, St. Albertus Roman Catholic Church, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1885 – The Kolasinski Affair, Dec. 22, St. Albertus Roman Catholic Church, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1885 – The Kolasinski Affair, Dec. 26, St. Albertus Roman Catholic Church, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1886 – The Kolasinski Affair, April 9, St. Albertus Roman Catholic Church, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1886 – The Kolasinski Affair, Aug. 16, St. Albertus Roman Catholic Church, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1886 – Haymarket Riot, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1886 – Seattle riot of 1886, Seattle, Washington
  • 1887 – The Kolasinski Affair, March 20, St. Albertus Roman Catholic Church, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1888 – Jaybird-Woodpecker War, 1888–90, Violent post-Reconstruction political conflict in Texas. Fort Bend County, Texas
  • 1891 – Detroit trolley riot, April 23, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1892 – Homestead Strike, July 6, 1892, Homestead, Pennsylvania
  • 1894 – May Day Riots of 1894, May 1, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1894 – Conner Creek Incident, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1894 – Pullman Strike participants burn World’s Columbian Exposition buildings, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1894 – Bituminous Coal Miners’ Strike, coal mining regions.
  • 1897 – Lattimer massacre, September 1897, near Hazleton, Pennsylvania
  • 1898 – Wilmington Race Riot, November 10, Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1899 – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho labor confrontation of 1899
  • 1900 – Robert Charles Riots, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1901 – Denver Riots, Denver, Colorado
  • 1901 – New York Race Riots, New York City, New York
  • 1901 – Pierce City Riots, Pierce City, Missouri
  • 1902 – Liverpool Riots, Denver, Colorado
  • 1903 – Colorado Labor Wars, 1903–1904
  • 1903 – Anthracite Coal Strike, Eastern Pennsylvania
  • 1903 – Bloomington Race Riot, Bloomington, Indiana
  • 1903 – Motormen’s Riot, Richmond, Virginia
  • 1906 – Atlanta Riots, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1907 – Bellingham riots, Bellingham, Washington
  • 1908 – Springfield Race Riot, Springfield, Illinois
  • 1910 – Philadelphia general strike (1910), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1912 – Lawrence textile strike, Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 1913 – Wheatland Riot, August 3, Wheatland, California
  • 1913 – Paterson silk strike, Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1913 – Copper Country Strike of 1913–1914, Calumet, Michigan
  • 1914 – Ludlow massacre, April 20, Ludlow, Colorado
  • 1916 – Preparedness Day bombing, July 22, San Francisco, California
  • 1916 – Everett massacre, November 5, Everett, Washington
  • 1917 – East St. Louis Riot, July 2, St. Louis, Missouri & East St. Louis, Illinois
  • 1917 – Springfield Vigilante Riot, Springfield, Missouri
  • 1917 – Green Corn Rebellion, Aug. 3, A brief popular uprising advocating for the rural poor and against military conscription, Central Oklahoma
  • 1917 – Houston Race riot, August 23, Houston, Texas
  • 1918 – Detroit trolley riot, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1919 – Seattle General Strike, Feb. 6-11,
  • 1919 – May Day Riots, May 1, Cleveland, Ohio, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, New York
  • 1919 – Red Summer, USA
  • 1919 – Boston Police Strike, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1919 – Steel Strike of 1919, Pennsylvania
  • 1919 – Charleston Race riot, May 10, Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1919 – Washington, DC Riot 1919, July 19, Washington, D.C.
  • 1919 – Chicago Race Riot, July 27 – Aug.2, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1919 – Knoxville Race riot, August 30, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1919 – Longview Race Riot, Longview, Texas
  • 1919 – Omaha Race riot, September 28, Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1919 – Elaine Race Riot, October 1, Elaine, Arkansas
  • 1919 – Centralia Massacre, November 11, Centralia, Washington
  • 1920 – Battle of Matewan, May 20, 1920, Matewan, West Virginia
  • 1921 – Tulsa Race Riot, May 31 – June 1, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1921 – Battle of Blair Mountain, WV Coal Mine Wars, August – September 1921, Logan County, West Virginia
  • 1922 – Herrin Massacre, Herrin, Illinois
  • 1923 – Rosewood Massacre, January 1–7, Rosewood, Florida
  • 1925 – Ossian Sweet Incident, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1929 – North Carolina Textile Strike, North Carolina
  • 1927 – Columbine Mine Massacre, November 21, Serene, Colorado
  • 1931 – Battle of Evarts, May 5, Harlan County, Kentucky
  • 1931 – Chicago Rent Strike Riot, August 3, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1931 – Hawaii Riot, Hawaii
  • 1932 – Bonus Army March, Spring/Summer 1932, Washington, D.C.
  • 1932 – Ford Hunger March, March 7, 3,000 unemployed workers march on Ford Motors, five are killed, River Rouge plant, Dearborn, Michigan
  • 1934 – U.S. Nazi Riot, New York City, New York
  • 1934 – Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1934 – Auto-Lite strike, April 4 – June 3, the “Battle of Toledo” riot, Toledo, Ohio
  • 1934 – 1934 West Coast Longshore Strike, May 9 – October 12, San Francisco Bay Area, California; Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington
  • 1934 – Textile workers strike (1934)
  • 1934 – Detroit World Series riot, Oct. 10, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1935 – Harlem Riot, March 19–20, New York City, New York
  • 1935 – Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union Riot, Arkansas
  • 1937 – Flint Sit-Down Strike, General Motors’ Fisher Body Plant, Flint, Michigan
  • 1937 – Battle of the Overpass, May 26, Dearborn, Michigan
  • 1937 – Republic Steel Strike, May 30, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942 – Sojourner Truth Homes Riot, February 28, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943 – Beaumont Race Riot of 1943, Summer, Beaumont, Texas
  • 1943 – Zoot Suit Riots, July 3, Los Angeles, California (anti-Hispanic and anti-zoot suit)
  • 1943 – Detroit Race Riot, June 20–21, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943 – Harlem Riot of 1943, August 1–3, New York City, New York
  • 1946 – Columbia Race Riot of 1946, February 25–26, Columbia, Tennessee
  • 1946 – Battle of Athens (1946), August, Revolt by citizens against corrupt local government, McMinn County, Tennessee
  • 1946 – Airport Homes Race Riots, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949 – Peekskill Riot, Peekskill, New York
  • 1950 – San Juan Nationalist revolt, Utuado Uprising, Jayuya Uprising, Oct. 30, Various uprisings against United States Government rule during the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party Revolts of the 1950s in Puerto Rico
  • 1951 – Cicero Riot, July 12, Cicero, Illinois
  • 1958 – Battle of Hayes Pond, January 18, Maxton, North Carolina
  • 1960 – HUAC riot, May 13, Students protest House Un-American Activities Committee hearings, 12 injured, 64 arrested, San Francisco, California
  • 1960 – El Cajon Boulevard Riot, August 20, San Diego, California
  • 1960 – Ax Handle Saturday, August 27, Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1962 – Ole Miss riot 1962, September 3 – October 1, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
  • 1963 – Cambridge riot 1963, June 14, Cambridge, Maryland
  • 1964 – the July 16 police-killing of James Powell, in the Yorkville neighbourhood just south of East Harlem, precipitates a string of race riots in July and August, including:
  • 1964 – Harlem Riot of 1964, July 16–22, New York City, New York
  • 1964 – Rochester 1964 race riot, July 24–25, Rochester, New York
  • 1964 – Jersey City 1964 race riot, August 2–4, Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1964 – Paterson 1964 race riot, August 11–13, Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1964 – Elizabeth 1964 race riot, August 11–13, Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • 1964 – Chicago 1964 race riot, Dixmoor riot, August 16–17, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 – Philadelphia 1964 race riot, August 28–30, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1965 – Watts Riots, August 11-17, Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 – Division Street Riots, June 12–14, Humboldt Park, Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966 – Omaha riot of 1966, July 2, Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1966 – Hunter’s Point Riot, September 27 – October 1, San Francisco, California
  • 1966 – Hough Riots, July 18–24, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1966 – Waukegan Riot, August 27, Waukegan, Illinois
  • 1966 – Benton Harbor Riot, August 30 – September 4, Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • 1966 – Atlanta riot of 1966, September 6, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1966 – Sunset Strip curfew riots, November 12, various other flareups, basis for the song “For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield song)”, West Hollywood, California
  • 1967 – Long Hot Summer of 1967 refers to a year in which 159 race riots erupted across the United States, including:
  • 1967 – Belle Isle riot, April 30, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967 – Roxbury riot, June 2–7 Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967 – Tampa Riots, June 11, Tampa, Florida
  • 1967 – Buffalo riot of 1967, June 27, Buffalo, New York
  • 1967 – 1967 Newark riots, July 12–17, Newark, New Jersey
  • 1967 – 1967 Plainfield riots, July 14–21, Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1967 – Cairo riot, July 17, Cairo, Illinois
  • 1967 – Durham riot, July 19, Durham, North Carolina
  • 1967 – Memphis riot, July 20, Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1967 – 1967 Detroit riot, July 23–29, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967 – Cambridge riot of 1967, July 24, a.k.a. the H. Rap Brown riot, Cambridge, Maryland
  • 1967 – Milwaukee riot, July 30, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1967 – Minneapolis North Side Riots, August, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1967 – Dow riot, October 18, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1968 – Orangeburg Massacre, S.C. State Univ., February 8, Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1968 – Memphis Sanitation Strike riot, March 28, Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1968 – Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., April 4, Memphis, Tennessee, precipitates all April 4-14 riots, including:
  • 1968 – Detroit MLK-assassination riot, April 4-5, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1968 – 1968 Washington, D.C. riots, April 4–8, Washington, D.C.
  • 1968 – Baltimore riot of 1968, April 6–12, Baltimore, MD
  • 1968 – 1968 Chicago riots, West Side Riots, April 7–14, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 – Avondale riot of 1968, April 8, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1968 – 1968 Kansas City riot, April 9, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1968 – Wilmington Riot of 1968, April 9-10, Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1968 – Columbia University protests of 1968, April 23, New York City, New York
  • 1968 – Cobo Hall riot, May 13, Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1968 – Salisbury riot, May 18–20, Salisbury, Maryland
  • 1968 – Louisville riots of 1968, May 27, Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1968 – Glenville Shootout, July 23–28, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1968 – Liberty City riot, August 7–13, Miami, Florida
  • 1968 – 1968 Democratic National Convention protests, including riot August 27-28, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 – “Cobo II” riot, October 29, Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1968 – Veterans’ Memorial Hall riot, November 1, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1969 – Republic of New Africa riot, March 29, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1969 – Zip to Zap riot, May 9–11, Zap, North Dakota
  • 1969 – 1969 Greensboro uprising, May 21–25, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1969 – Cairo disorders, May–December, Cairo, Illinois
  • 1969 – Stonewall riots, June 28 – July 2, New York City, New York
  • 1969 – San Diego Riot, July 13, San Diego, California
  • 1969 – Youngstown Riot, July 15, Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1969 – Sacramento Disorder, July 17, Shootout between BPP & police, Sacramento, California
  • 1969 – S.E. Melee, July 21, S.E. DC, Washington, DC
  • 1969 – 1969 York Race Riot, July 17-24, York, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 – Passaic Disorder, August 3, Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1969 – Hartford riot, September 2, Hartford, Conn.
  • 1969 – Ft. Lauderdale Riot, September 2, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1969 – Las Vegas Riot, October 6, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1969 – Days of Rage, October 8–11, Weathermen riot in Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970 – University of Puerto Rico riot – Río Piedras campus, March 4 – 11, at least one killed, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • 1970 – Student Strike of 1970, May 1970, USA
  • 1970 – Lawrence disorders, University of Kansas, April, Lawrence, Kansas
  • 1970 – University of Maryland riots, University of Maryland, May 1970, College Park, Maryland
  • 1970 – Kent State riots/shootings, May 1970, four killed, Kent, Ohio
  • 1970 – New Haven Green disorders, Yale University, May 1970, New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1970 – Hard Hat Riot, Wall Street, May 8, New York City, New York
  • 1970 – Jackson State killings, May 14–15, two killed, Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1970 – Augusta riot, May 1970, Augusta, Georgia
  • 1970 – Alexandria disorders, May 29 – June 3, Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1970 – Russells Point disorder, July 5, Russells Point, Ohio
  • 1970 – Yosemite disturbance, July 5, Yosemite National Park, Calif.
  • 1970 – Pasco disturbance,July 8, Pasco, Washington
  • 1970 – Asbury Park riot, July 9, Asbury Park, New Jersey
  • 1970 – Michigan City riot, July 10, Michigan City, Indiana
  • 1970 – Highland Park disorder, July 11, Highland Park, Michigan
  • 1970 – Hartford riot, July 28, Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1970 – New Bedford riots, July, New Bedford, Mass.
  • 1970 – Sterling Hall bombing, Univ. of Wisc., August 24, one killed, Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1970 – Chicano Moratorium riot, August 29, Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 – 14th Street riot, September 21, Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 – Georgetown melee, October 4, 330 arrested, Washington, D.C.
  • 1970 – Henderson disorder, November 7, 350 Guardsmen sent in, Henderson, North Carolina
  • 1971 – Tampa disorder, January 13, Tampa, Florida
  • 1971 – Wilmington riot 1971, February 9, 2 killed, Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1971 – May Day Protests 1971, May 3, Washington, D.C.
  • 1971 – Albuquerque riot 1971, June 14, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1971 – Student Rebellion UMCP, II, University of Maryland, May 1971, College Park, Maryland
  • 1971 – Camden riots, August 1971, Camden, New Jersey
  • 1971 – Black Muslim rally and riot, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1971 – Fiesta de Santa Fe disorder, September 6, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 1971 – Attica Prison uprising, September 9-13, at least 39 killed, (Attica, New York)
  • 1972 – Student Rebellion UMCP, III, University of Maryland, May 1972, College Park, Maryland
  • 1972 – Southern University disorders/shootings, November 16, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1973 – Wounded Knee incident, February 27 – May 8, Wounded Knee, South Dakota
  • 1974 – SLA Shootout, L.A., May 17, Los Angeles, California
  • 1974 – Ten Cent Beer Night, June 4, Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1974 – Baltimore police strike, July, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1974 – Boston busing race riots anti-busing riots throughout Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1975 – Pine Ridge shootout, June 26, Pine Ridge, South Dakota
  • 1975 – Livernois-Fenkell riot, July 1975, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1976 – Escambia High School riots, February 5, Pensacola, Florida
  • 1976 – Anti-busing riot in downtown Boston, April 5, 1976 Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1976 – “Rock & Roll Riot”, after a concert at Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1977 – Chicago riot 1977, Humboldt Park riot, June 4–5, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977 – New York City blackout of 1977 disturbance, July 13–14, New York City, New York
  • 1979 – White Night Riots, May 1979, San Francisco, California
  • 1979 – Disco Demolition Night, July 12, Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1979 – Greensboro massacre, November 3, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1980 – New Mexico State Penitentiary Riot, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 1980 – Chattanooga Riot of 1980, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1980 – Miami Riot 1980, May 17–19, Miami, Florida
  • 1982 – Anti-Klan protest 1982, November 27, Washington, D.C.
  • 1982 – Miami Riot 1982, Overtown Riot, December 1982, Miami, Florida
  • 1984 – East Los Angeles Disturbances involved street gangs, repeatedly from April to August 1984, Los Angeles, California
  • 1984 – Detroit Tigers World Series riot, October 14, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1986 – Palm Springs Spring Break Riot, April 1986, Palm Springs, California
  • 1987 – Tampa Riot 1987, February 1987, Tampa, Florida
  • 1988 – Tompkins Square Park Police Riot, August 1988 (East Village, Manhattan, New York City)
  • 1989 – Overtown Riot 1989, January 16–18 – an Hispanic Miami police officer shoots and kills a speeding black motorcyclist in the Overtown section of Miami, starting three days of rioting. Miami, Florida
  • 1989 – Tampa Riots, February 1989, Tampa, Florida
  • 1989 – Virginia Beach Riot, July 1989, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • 1989 – Bensonhurst Riot, September 1989, Brooklyn, New York
  • 1990 – Anti-Klan protest 1990, October 28, Washington, D.C.
  • 1990 – Iron Bowl, Alabama Crimson Tide, and Auburn Tigers December 1, Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1991 – 1991 Washington, DC riot, Mount Pleasant riot, May 5–9, Washington, D.C.
  • 1991 – Crown Heights Riot, August 1991, Brooklyn, New York
  • 1992 – L.A. riot/Rodney King riot, April–May 1992, Los Angeles, California
  • 1992 – Sporadic urban violence in response to the L.A. Riots (San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, San Bernardino Cal., Las Vegas Nev., Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, St. Louis, Washington DC, etc.) across African-American and Hispanic communities in the United States and in Toronto, Canada, May 1992.
  • 1996 – St. Petersburg, Florida Riot 1996, October 1996, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 1997 – The July 4th Immigration Demonstration Lockdown, July 1997, Los Angeles, California
  • 1999 – WTO Meeting of 1999, “The Battle in Seattle”, November 1999, Seattle, Washington
  • 1999 – Michigan State University student riot, April 1999, (East Lansing, Michigan)
  • 1999 – Woodstock ’99 music festival riot, August 1999, (Rome, New York)
  • 2000 – Elián González affair, Miami, Florida
  • 2000 – Puerto Rican Day Parade attacks, June 11, Central Park, New York City, New York
  • 2001 – Seattle Mardi Gras Riots, February 27, Seattle, WA
  • 2001 – University of Maryland, March 31, Students riot following team’s loss to Duke in the 2001 NCAA tournament, College Park, Maryland
  • 2001 – 2001 Cincinnati Riots, April 10–12, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2002 – University of Maryland, April 1, Students riot following their team’s victory in the 2002 NCAA tournament, College Park, Maryland
  • 2002 – University of Minnesota Hockey Riots, April 6, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 2002 – Ohio State University football riot, Nov., Students riot after game with University of Michigan, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2003 – University of Minnesota Hockey Riots (second straight year), April 12, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 2003 – Benton Harbor Riot, June 2003, Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • 2003 – Miami FTAA Protests, Fall 2003, Miami, Florida
  • 2004 – Detroit Pistons “Malice at the Palace”, Nov. 19, The Palace of Auburn Hills, Michigan
  • 2005 – Civil disturbances and military action in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, August – Sept., New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2005 – 2005 Toledo Riot, October 15, Toledo, Ohio
  • 2006 – San Bernardino punk riot, March 4, San Bernardino, California
  • 2007 – The Los Angeles May Day mêlée, May 1, Los Angeles, California
  • 2008 – Cedar Fest riot 2008, Michigan State University, April 5, 52 arrested, East Lansing, Michigan
  • 2008 – Republican National Convention Protests, St. Paul, March, over a 1000 arrested, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 2009 – Riots against BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant, January 7, 120 arrested, Oakland, California
  • 2009 – College Fest riot, Kent State University, April 25, more than 50 arrested Kent, Ohio
  • 2009 – Spring Jam/Dinkytown riot, University of Minnesota, April 25, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 2009 – Palmer Fest melee, Ohio University, May 10, Athens, Ohio
  • 2009 – L.A. Lakers riot, June 14, Fans riot in Downtown Los Angeles after Lakers win championship, Los Angeles, California
  • 2009 – 2009 G-20 Pittsburgh summit protests, Sept. 24-25, 193 arrested
  • 2010 – University of Tennessee Lane Kiffin Riot. Students riot on the Knoxville campus following head football coach Lane Kiffin’s announcement that he took the head coaching job at the University of Southern California.
  • 2010 – University of Maryland basketball disturbance 2010, College Park, Maryland, March 3 following a game; 28 arrested.
  • 2010 – Springfest Riot, April 10, 200 police disperse crowd of 8000 using tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets and bean bag rounds, near the campus of James Madison University; dozens injured; 30-35 arrested., Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • 2010 – Santa Cruz May Day riot, May 1, 250 rampage through downtown Santa Cruz attacking 18 businesses, causing an estimated $100,000 in damages. 1 arrested. Santa Cruz, California
  • 2010 – L.A. Lakers riot, June 17, Fans riot in Downtown Los Angeles after Lakers win championship, 50 arrested. Los Angeles, California
  • 2010 – BART Verdict riot, July 8, Riot breaks out in response to verdict in the killing of Oscar Grant, BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant. About 100 businesses were damaged and 78 people were arrested, Oakland, California
  • 2010 – Eugene Melee, Sept 25, Riot breaks out west of the University of Oregon campus as police use tear gas to break up a rowdy party. 9 arrested. Eugene, Oregon
  • 2010 – Oakland Protest riot, Nov. 5, Police made more than 150 arrests as a crowd broke windows and knocked down fences, protesting sentence of former BART officer in shooting of Oscar Grant on New Years Day 2009 see BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant., Oakland, California
  • 2011 – Pennsylvania State University Joe Paterno Riot. Students riot in protest of the decision of the Board of Trustees to fire head football coach Joe Paterno. State College, Pennsylvania
  • 2011 – Occupy Wall Street (Brooklyn Bridge Protests). Demonstrators blocked the bridge and more than 700 people were arrested. Brooklyn, New York
  • 2011 – Occupy Wall Street Oakland Protests Riots. October. Protesters shattered windows, set fires, and plastered buildings with graffiti. Riot police fired heavy amounts of tear gas on the protesters.
  • 2012 NATO 2012 Chicago Summit May. Conflict between riot police. Dozens of demonstrators clubbed and arrested.
  • 2012 Anaheim police shooting and protests Civil Unrest, July 28th. Violence erupted after multiple shootings in the neighborhood by police that included unarmed Manuel Diaz. 24 people were arrested
  • 2012 – Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, October 12, Fans riot after a win at home against Upper St. Clair. Fans broke through a fence at the Bethel Park High School stadium.
  • 2013 – Brooklyn Riots, March 9th. Riots erupt for several nights after the controversial shooting of Kimani Gray. Over 46 demonstrators were arrested.
  • 2013 – Seattle May Day Protest Riots, May 1st, 17 Arrested as Seattle May Day Protests Turn Violent.