Generally, a cruel or oppressive government tends to bring about a sometimes violent response in the people of the country, which is known as a riot in most places. Sometimes, these riots are completely peaceful, and open rebellion or all-out war is generally avoided. Sadly, sometimes these riots end up being far more violent, with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people dying in the wake of the attacks. The government will send out their own soldiers and officers, attacking those who find themselves against the law that holds them down. Here are ten of the deadliest riots of all time.

8888 Uprising

The 8888 Uprising came about due to the oppressive ruling of General Ne Win in Burma, 1988. The peaceful protests quickly turned violent when 500,000 people attacked Rangoon, the capital of Burma. After the riot ended, over 3,000 people were dead.


March 1st Movement

After being annexed by Japan back in 1910, Korea resented their new leaders. They wanted to be a sovereign nation once more. The riots started non-violent, but turned deadly. Japanese troops fired on the crowds, killing 7,500 in total.

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