Riots break out for a number of reasons. Political disputes, economic breakdowns, and police brutality are just a few of the troubles that plague the streets of poorly treated and neglected areas. Some of the world’s most insane riots have ended in bloodshed with a surplus of fatalities and will go down in history as the most deadly riots to date.
The 1988 Burma Uprising
The streets of Burma witnessed a deadly riot in 1988 that began with mass protests in the streets of Rangoon. Protesters were opposing the poor economic conditions that became increasingly worse under General Ne Win’s reign and military forces took to the streets to end the public demonstrations.
After police lashed out at the protesters, the massive riot ensued and resulted in 3,000 deaths as well as the arrest of the riot’s leaders.