public violence

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Noun1.public violence - a public act of violence by an unruly mobpublic violence - a public act of violence by an unruly mob
violence, force - an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
race riot - a riot caused by hatred for one another of members of different races in the same community
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However their charges had been dropped against all members who had been accused of attempting to incite public violence and cooperating with banned opposition groups to carryout terror attacks.
Like the surrealists, Wong's interest in the spectacle, savagery, and even eroticism of public violence can ultimately be traced back to Comte de Lautreamont's Les Chants de Maldoror.
In my view this was a most appalling display of public violence fuelled by alcohol but most of all by the need for revenge.
Other charges, such as Shawkan's alleged accusations, include belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been designated as a terrorist organisation, engaging in public violence, and possession of weapons.
The tribunal, on April 21, sentenced the former president to 20 years behind iron bars for instigating public violence.
Six suspects have been arrested for public violence and housebreaking.
But the media focus is on selective cases -- and that too of public violence, of strangers raping a woman.
Dozens now face charges of public violence -- including a police officer caught on film participating in the looting, Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba, the police commissioner of South Africa's economic hub Gauteng, said, Naharnet reported.
Thereby he is able to lessen the fear of public violence.
The public gaze in Australia appears to be more outraged by the spectacle of public violence than that occurring in the shadows.
Because violence threatens existence and incivility is a form of aggression, the editors suggest that incivility hinders resiliency (Mingus and Horiuchi 2012b), including ideological violence, random acts of public violence, bullying in both schools and workplaces, and general rudeness (Mingus and Horiuchi 2012a).
Ngubane said that the fourteen women and two men who were arrested would appear in the Marikana Magistrate's Court soon to face charges of public violence.

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