• Women's March on Versailles

    The Womens March on Versailles, also known as the October March, the October Days or simply the March on Versailles, was one of the earliest and most signifi...

  • Uprisings led by women

    Women-led uprisings are mass protests that are initiated by women as an act of resistance or rebellion in defiance of an established government. A protest is...

  • Tunisian bread riots

    The Tunisian bread riots were a series of violent demonstrations in Tunisia that occurred from December 1983 to January 1984, triggered by a rise in the pric...

  • Southern bread riots

    The Southern bread riots were events of civil unrest in the Confederacy during the American Civil War, perpetrated mostly by women in March and April 1863. D...

  • Rice riots of 1918

    The rice riots of 1918 were a series of popular disturbances that erupted throughout Japan from July to September 1918, which brought about the collapse of t...

  • Reveillon riots

    The Reveillon riots occurred between 26–29 April 1789 centered in the St. Antoine district of Paris where a factory which produced luxury wallpaper was owned...

  • Potato riots

    The "potato riots" were the mass anti-serfdom movement of udelnye krestyane in 1834, and of state peasants in 1840–44, in Russian Empire. The reason for the ...

  • Novocherkassk massacre

    The Novocherkassk massacre was a massacre committed against unarmed protesters on June 2, 1962 in the city of Novocherkassk, Soviet Union by Soviet Army and ...

  • Moscow uprising of 1648

    The Moscow uprising of 1648, sometimes known as the salt riot, started because of the governments replacement of different taxes with a universal salt tax fo...

  • Meat riots

    The Meat riot, in the Chilean capital Santiago in October 1905, was a violent riot that originated from a demonstration against the tariffs applied to the ca...

  • Esquilache Riots

    The Esquilache Riots occurred in March 1766 during the rule of Charles III of Spain. Caused mostly by the growing discontent in Madrid about the rising costs...

  • 1977 Egyptian bread riots

    The Egyptian "bread riots" of 1977 affected most major cities in Egypt from 18–19 January 1977. The riots were a spontaneous uprising carried out by hundreds...

  • 1917 Potato riots

    The Potato riots in June-July 1917 was a popular uprising in the Dutch capital city Amsterdam that was caused by the food shortage in the Netherlands during ...

Food riots

Food riot

Food riots may occur when there is a shortage and/or unequal distribution of food. Causes can be food price rises, harvest failures, incompetent food storage...

1917 Potato riots

The Potato riots in June-July 1917 was a popular uprising in the Dutch capital city Amsterdam that was caused by the food shortage in the Netherlands during ...

1989 riots in Argentina

The 1989 riots were a series of riots and related episodes of looting in stores and supermarkets in Argentina, during the last part of the presidency of Raul...

2007 West Bengal food riots

The 2007 West Bengal food riots took place in West Bengal, India over shortage of food and widespread corruption in the public distribution system. The riots...

Boston Bread riot

The Boston Bread Riot was the last of a series of three riots by the poor of Boston, Massachusetts, between 1710 and 1713, in response to food shortages and ...

1977 Egyptian bread riots

The Egyptian "bread riots" of 1977 affected most major cities in Egypt from 18–19 January 1977. The riots were a spontaneous uprising carried out by hundreds...

Esquilache Riots

The Esquilache Riots occurred in March 1766 during the rule of Charles III of Spain. Caused mostly by the growing discontent in Madrid about the rising costs...

Flour riot of 1837

The flour riot of 1837 was a food riot that broke out in New York City in February 1837, and lasted less than a day. This violent civil disturbance grew out ...

Flour War

The Flour War refers to a wave of riots from April to May 1775, in the northern, eastern, and western parts of the Kingdom of France. It followed an increase...

Food riots in the Middle East

Food riots refer to protests, riots, and civil unrest attributed to popular outrage against food shortages and high or rising prices of food. In the 20th and...

Meat riots

The Meat riot, in the Chilean capital Santiago in October 1905, was a violent riot that originated from a demonstration against the tariffs applied to the ca...

Merthyr Rising

The Merthyr Rising of 1831 was the violent climax to many years of simmering unrest among the large working class population of Merthyr Tydfil in Wales and t...

Moscow uprising of 1648

The Moscow uprising of 1648, sometimes known as the salt riot, started because of the governments replacement of different taxes with a universal salt tax fo...

Novgorod uprising of 1650

The Novgorod uprising of 1650 was an uprising in Novgorod, caused by the Russian governments bulk purchasing of grain and the resulting increases in the pric...

Novocherkassk massacre

The Novocherkassk massacre was a massacre committed against unarmed protesters on June 2, 1962 in the city of Novocherkassk, Soviet Union by Soviet Army and ...

Potato riots

The "potato riots" were the mass anti-serfdom movement of udelnye krestyane in 1834, and of state peasants in 1840–44, in Russian Empire. The reason for the ...

Reveillon riots

The Reveillon riots occurred between 26–29 April 1789 centered in the St. Antoine district of Paris where a factory which produced luxury wallpaper was owned...

Rice riots of 1918

The rice riots of 1918 were a series of popular disturbances that erupted throughout Japan from July to September 1918, which brought about the collapse of t...

Southern bread riots

The Southern bread riots were events of civil unrest in the Confederacy during the American Civil War, perpetrated mostly by women in March and April 1863. D...

Tunisian bread riots

The Tunisian bread riots were a series of violent demonstrations in Tunisia that occurred from December 1983 to January 1984, triggered by a rise in the pric...

Uprisings led by women

Women-led uprisings are mass protests that are initiated by women as an act of resistance or rebellion in defiance of an established government. A protest is...

Women's March on Versailles

The Womens March on Versailles, also known as the October March, the October Days or simply the March on Versailles, was one of the earliest and most signifi...