I've often seen the word "riot" and "protest" used on the news. But, it seems these words are somewhat different. Could you tell me the differences between these two words?
Yes, I can! A "protest" happens when you are acting against a certain act or rule. A "protest" is a peaceful event organised by the public to show that they disapprove of something. A "riot" is similar in showing disapproval of something, but it is usually more violent and leads to vandalism and theft. Sometimes a "protest" can lead to a "riot". Ex: There were riots in the streets last week. People weren't happy about the lack of resources. Ex: I went to a protest for animal rights! We silently sat on the grass with our signs.
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