List of incidents of civil unrest in the United States

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This article is about incidents of civil unrest, rioting, violent labor disputes, or minor insurrections or revolts in the United States. For incidents occurring before the declaration of independence, see List of incidents of civil unrest in Colonial North America.

18th century – United States of America under the Articles of Confederation[edit]

18th century – United States of America under the Constitution[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

1900–1950s[edit]

1960s[edit]

1970s[edit]

1980s[edit]

  • 1980 – New Mexico State Penitentiary riot, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 1980 – Miami riot 1980, May 17–19, Miami, Florida
  • 1984 - Lawrence Race Riots, August 9–10, Lawrence, Massachusetts - Puerto Ricans and Dominicans clashed with Whites.
  • 1988 - Perth Amboy Riots, June 9–10, Perth Amboy, New Jersey - riot in the Hispanic community after an officer shot a Hispanic man.
  • 1988 - Tompkins Square Park riot, New York City
  • 1988 - Cedar Grove, Shreveport, Louisiana, In September 1988 there was a full-blown riot in which the police were forced to block off the entire neighborhood because it was out of control. Cars and businesses were burned.
  • 1989 - Miami riot, Miami, Florida, Jan. 16, Three days of rioting breaks out in the Overtown and Liberty City sections of Miami after a police officer shoots and kills a black motorcyclist. 11 people wounded. Over 1 million dollars in damage.
  • 1989 - Vineland Riots, August 29, Vineland, New Jersey - riot in the Puerto Rican and African American community after an officer shot an African American male.

1990s[edit]

21st century[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

See also[edit]

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