“The London riots of 2011 were a product of society” – How valid is this view? In August 2011 there began a wave of civil disturbances that spread across Britain’s inner cities following a peaceful demonstration against the death of Mark Duggan, a local who was shot dead by police on August 4th 2011. Thousands of people rioted resulting in chaos generated looting, arson and mass deployment of police - The following days saw similar scenes in other parts of London, with the most rioting taking place in Hackney, Brixton, Peckham and Croydon. From the 8th until the 10th August cities in England including Birmingham, Bristol, and Manchester, along with several towns, saw what was described by the media as "copycat violence", an uprising of violence and crime. Newspapers, TV screens and the internet were flooded with reports and images of crowds rampaging through the streets, setting buildings and vehicles alight, fighting with police and smashing and looting from both local shops as well as big name high street shops.
Their anger was made evident during the peasant disturbances of 1902. The landowners were also unhappy with the terms of emancipation. They lost the free labour of their serfs and a large amount of land. As a result many were facing huge debts by 1905. Another long-term cause of the 1905 Revolution was the general disappointment with which many Russian people viewed the reforms of the previous decades.
On 7 November 1938, Grynszpan a Jew who had escaped to France shot Von Rath a secretary of the German Embassy in France for denying help to Grynszpan's parents who were deported to Poland. Von Rath died on November 9th because of the injuries. What happened on Kristallnatch?. The murder of von Rath by a Jewish served as the pretext for the Nazis to begin what would end up in the Holocaust, on the night from 9th to November 10th 1938, the nazis people destroyed almost all synagogues in Germany and Austria, all businesses Jews were attacked and Jewish cemeteries were dishonored, 30,000 Jews were arrested and sent to concentration camps, 91 jews were killed and the rest of them tormented. The consequences of Kristallnatch, the event in Germany was rejected by various and praised by others, many governments cut off relations with Germany in protest.
They were also in a country plagued by a financial crisis with the majority of the population automatically having hatred for the government. The treaty of Versailles also posed a serious threat to the government with the country left embarrassed by its ruling and the war guilt that Germany faced. The extreme right in particular were a threat to the republic. The actions of the Spartacists in particular concerned the leaders of the SPD as they knew that they could not rely on the support of the army in the face of a revolt. Thus a deal was done with the right wing (the pre 1918 military, judiciary and civil service).
Attica Prison Riot Assignment After reading about the riot at Attica Prison I knew that it was a terrible riot where many inmates and guards were injured and over 40 were killed. I pictured the riot as one from a movie or television show where there was an uprising, a short stand still, then the police force ending it in a massacre. What the movie showed me was that this was not a movie or TV show and all the people involved, both inmate and guard, were a part of a civil war. These casualties I read about in the book weren’t just numbers but real people that if treated better could have avoided the riot all together. The Attica Prison is an old maximum security prison located in New York and housed mainly African American (54%) and Hispanic (9%) inmates that grew up in the inner cities and poorer parts of the state.
Many Americans believe that Hispanics that are not legal in this country do not deserve to have a job in this country, and have taken away the jobs that are left for Americans. The attitude that the American citizens have developed toward the Hispanic community has put pressure on the government and employers of America. As a result, many Hispanics think they are discriminated against by their employers. Hispanics are discriminated against in employment by, low wages when compared to African Americans and Caucasians one report the Usa Today published concluded that Hispanics were paid on average 34% less than Caucasians and African Americans by 40% of employers. Hispanics also believe that their employers in the community do not treat them fairly and do not see them as equals in the community.
In light of recent events in Ferguson, MO, Mike Brown, an eighteen year old St. Louis native was gunned down by a Ferguson police officer. This case of potential police brutality caused riots to rage in the city of Ferguson, MO. Rioters burned down a gas station and burglarized many small businesses in the area. Could all of this been stopped with one simple solution? Numerous stories arose from the shooting.
Factory workers suffer for the first half of the century as well as the agricultural workers who have to endure the consequences of this evolution. Political protests get more and more common and the government suffers from the pressure of the working class. Changes take place during the second half, and a greater equality is achieved at the end of the reign of Queen Victoria. How did the political protests change rights in the 19th century? Oscar Wilde, writes in The Soul Of Man Under Socialism, that for progress to be made, people have to be disobedient to the rules they are subjected to: « Agitators are absolutely necessary.
This had symbolized the need for change in how the government treated the poor and working class people. For many of the viewers these scenes were harsh to watch as they had felt what the sailors were going through while on the ship. The oppressiveness of the government can be felt by the end of the scene with one single soldier giving his life for others to succeed in changing the ways of oppression. As the Potemkin