lynch mob

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Noun1.lynch mob - a mob that kills a person for some presumed offense without legal authoritylynch mob - a mob that kills a person for some presumed offense without legal authority
mob, rabble, rout - a disorderly crowd of people
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Gandhi said it was a matter of grave concern that there had been a rise in the lynch mobs and there existed a close ideological affinity between these mobs and the BJP.
WATFORD boss Quique Sanchez Flores will not join any lynch mobs to harangue Premier League referees - because he insists the standard in England is "amazing".
But as much as I despise Evans, despise lynch mobs more.
I was struck by your article, "When Lynch Mobs Roamed Free in the USA" (NA Oct 2013).
Clive further states that lynch mobs no longer wear white hoods and burn crosses.
Gender, not race alone, provoked lynch mobs, who demanded retribution for violations of the traditional code which demanded that white men protect white women.
They are the Scottish equivalent of the hooded lynch mobs of the Mississippi, who used to dangle the grandchildren of their former slaves like strange fruit.
a law professor and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School, and Austin Sarat, a law professor at Amherst College, combine the most severe criminal punishment with the bugaboo of racial class and prejudice in their book From Lynch Mobs to the Killing State: Race and the Death Penalty in America (New York University Press, May 2006).
Only thing is, Christophe, if they were out to get you before, you can be sure they're saddling up the lynch mobs now.
Please, no lynch mobs, no placards or shouting in the streets.
Moreover, like the celebrating lynch mobs Sontag recalls in her book or the jubilant boys on the bridge in Fallujah, it is the grinning young American soldiers that heighten the horror.