10 Insane Things You Never Knew About Riots

People riot for a variety of reasons, though most of the time it occurs following a rock concert or a professional sports game ending with the city’s team losing. This has happened quite a few times throughout history, shockingly enough. Many of these riots receive media coverage, though many do not and are forgotten. However, some occurred long before the media could report on the disastrous effects of the people rioting. Riots aren’t always bad, though. Here are ten insane things to know about riots and those who riot.


In 532 AD, a sports riot ended up destroying half of the famous city of Constantinople, killing tens of thousands of people in the process. This riot lasted for numerous days, and became known as the Nika Riot.

Zoot Suit

The Zoot Suit Riot is a well known dance from days long past, but most people don’t actually know that this was a real riot that took place in history. A lot of damage was caused at the time.