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Revolution, Riots and chaos (VOCABULARY, READING, DISCUSSION)

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This is a vocabulary, reading and discussion topic.

  • Are there protests or riots where you live at the moment?
  • What is the history of protest, or revolution in your country?
  • What do you think are the things you need to do to prepare for these kinds of situations?

Check out the following article about the "state of emergency" currently happening where I live in Ecuador.

https://www.rt.com/news/470411-ecuador-protest-austerity-moreno/

  • Read the following definitions. Are there any other words associated with organized violence and chaos that are new for you?

riot

[ rahy-uht ]SHOW IPASYNONYMS|EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN|IDIOMSSEE MORE SYNONYMS FOR riot ON THESAURUS.COM

noun

a noisy, violent public disorder caused by a group or crowd of persons, as by a crowd protesting against another group, a government policy, etc., in the streets.Law. a disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons acting together in a disrupting and tumultuous manner in carrying out their private purposes.violent or wild disorder or confusion.

protest

[ noun proh-test; verb pruh-test, proh-test ]SHOW IPASYNONYMS|EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGINSEE MORE SYNONYMS FOR protest ON THESAURUS.COM

noun

an expression or declaration of objection, disapproval, or dissent, often in opposition to something a person is powerless to prevent or avoid:a protest against increased taxation.Commerce.
  1. a formal notarial certificate attesting the fact that a check, note, or bill of exchange has been presented for acceptance or payment and that it has been refused.
  2. the action taken to fix the liability for a dishonored bill of exchange or note.