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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To instigate public violence while criticising a judgement was not acceptable, the court observed.
Recorder Simon Eckersley said there was clearly a history with the complainant but however things had started it involved "an outrageous incident of public violence.
MacKay describes the connections between modernist literary culture and the virtually continuous public violence from the late 19th century to the early Cold War, the famous Age of Anxiety in which modernism found itself institutionalized.
Deniz Yucel, who works for Die Welt daily, was arrested in February on charges of propaganda in support of a terrorist organisation and inciting public violence.
This article describes the San Bernardino and Orlando attacks, identifies lessons learned during the Police Foundation's reviews of law enforcement responses to the attacks, and highlights some of the challenges confronting the law enforcement response to terrorist events and other acts of mass public violence.
Since our last briefing, a number of incidents have taken place which have involved unruly behaviour, criminality, the destruction of property and public violence, amongst other acts.
The suffragist movement was gaining momentum and there had been numerous incidences of public violence and unruly demonstrations.
Wanting to refuse Mawarire's bail application, the NPA and the police arrived in court in the morning, having charged him with inciting public violence, but before Magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe sat on the case in the afternoon, the NPA and the police had altered the charge to a higher crime subverting a constitutionally elected government.
Police arrested 54 people on charges of public violence, theft and possession of stolen property.
Similarly, the public violence between rival groups of organised criminals that was seen in the 1980s and 1990s is no longer commonplace.
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.

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