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Do you have any advice on how to write a riot? There’s going to be one in my story, but I have no idea how to accurately write one, as I have no experience with them. -Anonymous

[By request!]

I was in a riot once. Involved refusing to go to lessons and running round the school. The deputy head fell over and we laughed. That’s Yorkshire for you!

I don’t really know or understand riots, but is normally caused by a few and then explodes.

How about reading up on some riots? 

Top ten worst riots

Also watching some riots might be an idea, so you get a sense of the scale and mob mentality.

Does anyone else have any more ideas? 

I think research is the best place to start for you. If you need more help or if I haven’t answered your question don’t hesitate to send another ask.

Thanks,

-S

EDIT: C from writeworld found some extra links!

How Riots Work

Herd Behaviour (Wikipedia)

Crowdbehaviour.org

How to start a Movement- This video is about how to start a movement, it basically says that the first follower is what transforms a lone nut into a leader. It’s really interesting and worth a watch!

What is mob mentality?

Examining the mob mentality

Thanks C!

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