Angry mob

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a prototypical angry mob

An angry mob is a group of people who form a group ("mob") and protest, either violently or non-violently, against a common theme, object, policy or ruler which the "mob" finds offensive. Such "mobs" can take many forms, such as picketing, rioting and silent vigils.

The description of a member of an angry mob, or an angry mob in general, is generally negative, focusing on such aspects as their filth or ugliness.[1] This can sometimes be done to undermine their beliefs/goals through an ad hominem.

The Roman pleb uprising (triggered by the economic crisis, threats from opposing nations, and massive debt) caused what has been described as an angry mob.[2]

Various Occupy Movement groups have been described by various authorities as being "angry mobs".[3] This labeling has also been criticized.[4]

See also[edit]

  • Ochlocracy - a form of government ruled by an angry mob

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mulesky, Raymond (2006). Thunder from a Clear Sky. p. 80. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ Bedoyere, Guy De La. The Romans for Dummies. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Jews Occupying Wall Street". Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Black Bloc: The Cancer in Occupy". Retrieved March 26, 2012.