Angry mob

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For the Kaiser Chiefs' song, see The Angry Mob.
For the political structure, see Ochlocracy.
A prototypical angry mob.

An angry mob is a group of people ("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


  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. ^ Chalmer, Seth. "The Jews Occupying Wall Street". First Things. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Black Bloc: The Cancer in Occupy". Retrieved March 26, 2012.