• WordNet 3.6
    • n rioter troublemaker who participates in a violent disturbance of the peace; someone who rises up against the constituted authority
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rioter (Law) One who engages in a riot. See Riot n., 3.
    • Rioter One who riots; a reveler; a roisterer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rioter One who riots. A person who originates an uproar or disturbance or takes part in one; specifically, in law, one guilty of uniting with others in a riot.
    • n rioter A reveler; a roisterer.
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  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    “A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in his hands is not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klansman with a sheet on his back and a mask on his face.”
  • Rush Limbaugh
    Rush Limbaugh
    “The Los Angeles riots were not caused by the Rodney King verdict. The Los Angeles riots were caused by rioters.”


In literature:

But several of the rioters were arrested, triumphantly.
"The Big Bow Mystery" by I. Zangwill
The rioters had been warned, had made their getaway.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
To those who were watching it seemed as if hardly a second elapsed before a great shout went up from the rioters.
"Down the Slope" by James Otis
Miss Ashton, welcoming the coming groups, called it a "Thanksgiving Pandemonium;" but she enjoyed it quite as much as any of the rioters.
"Miss Ashton's New Pupil" by Mrs. S. S. Robbins
You ought to have and you could have stopped the rioters.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
Seven of the rioters were killed and a large number wounded.
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs
In these disorders the police remained absolutely passive, and on some occasions joined with the rioters.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
Consternation seized the rioters and they were thrown for a moment into confusion.
"The Mountain Divide" by Frank H. Spearman
The troops suppressed the riots after shooting several rioters, and four were afterwards hanged and twenty-six transported.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
The order was obeyed, and some of the rioters were seen to fall.
"The History of the First West India Regiment" by A. B. Ellis

In poetry:

The Methodists, numerous, herd altogether,
And keep their religion quite dry from the weather;
Improving in morals, good order, and plight;
Were the rioters Methodists, all had been right.
"The Church-And-King Club;" by William Hutton

In news:

Rioters pinned a Facebook photo of a burning Quran on a local Buddhist boy, but it's unclear if the boy posted the photo or not.
On Monday, police said that rioters set fire to over 40 government building s, Bloomberg News reported.
Stanley Cup rioter Robert Snelgrove tells court he won't 'make an excuse' for his actions.
Judge cites resources, rehab in seeking reduced Stanley Cup rioter sentence.
Stanley Cup rioter dodges jail time, handed house arrest.
Rioters torched Buddhist temples and homes in Bangladesh over a Facebook photo deemed offensive to Islam.
Jailed Pussy Rioters switch legal team.
Video surveillance of London's rioters points to future of facial recognition .
The British public is asking why it took so long for the government to authorize the use of weapons like rubber bullets against rioters.
This week, the Times Union reported that two of the rioters plead guilty to their part in the rioting and will serve jail time.
It is wrong to identify a rioter as a protester.
Anthony Manor, who was 12 years old during the Rodney King riots , remembers watching rioters target a local shopping center.
Several Palestinian rioters were arrested.
Less than two weeks later, rioters stormed the royal penitentiary and set all seven of the Bastille's prisoners free.
UPDATE 2-Rioters attack ethnic Somalis in Kenyan capital.