Civil conflicts similar to or like Waco siege

The siege of a compound belonging to the religious sect Branch Davidians, carried out by American federal and Texas state law enforcement, as well as the U.S. military, between February 28 and April 19, 1993. Wikipedia

  • Ruby Ridge

    The site of an 11-day siege near Naples, Idaho, U.S., beginning on August 21, 1992, when Randy Weaver, members of his immediate family, and family friend Kevin Harris resisted deputies of the United States Marshals Service and the Hostage Rescue Team of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI HRT). Initial encounter between six US marshals and the Weavers resulted in a shootout and the deaths of Deputy US Marshal William Francis Degan, age 42, the Weavers' son Samuel , age 14, and the Weavers' family dog (Striker). Wikipedia

  • Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

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  • 1999 Matamoros standoff

    On 9 November 1999, two agents from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were threatened at gunpoint and nearly killed in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, by gunmen of the Gulf Cartel, a criminal group based in the area. Informant to gather intelligence on the operations of the Gulf Cartel. Wikipedia

  • 1992 Los Angeles riots

    The 1992 Los Angeles riots were a series of riots and civil disturbances that occurred in Los Angeles County in April and May 1992. Unrest began in South Central Los Angeles on April 29, after a trial jury acquitted four officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for usage of excessive force in the arrest and beating of Rodney King, which had been videotaped and widely viewed in TV broadcasts. Wikipedia

  • Federal raid on June 7, 1971, on the home of Kenyon F. "Ken" Ballew which became a cause célèbre in the debates between advocates of gun control and advocates of gun ownership rights in the United States. In 1971, the federal Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Division (ATFD) and the local Montgomery County and Prince George's County police departments planned a joint task force operation on the residence of James Russell Thomas, at Apartment No. Wikipedia

  • 2015 Waco shootout

    On May 17, 2015, in Waco, Texas, United States, a shootout erupted at a Twin Peaks restaurant where more than 200 persons, including members from motorcycle clubs (MC) that included the Bandidos, Cossacks, and allies, had gathered for a meeting about political rights for motorcyclists. Law enforcement, which included 18 members of the Waco police and 4 state troopers, had gathered to monitor the restaurant and meeting from outside, and, according to police, "returned fire after being shot at". Wikipedia

  • Civil rights movement

    Decades-long struggle by African Americans to end legalized racial discrimination, disenfranchisement and racial segregation in the United States. The movement has its origins in the Reconstruction era during the late 19th century, although the movement achieved its largest legislative gains in the mid-1960s after years of direct actions and grassroots protests. Wikipedia

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  • Opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War

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  • U.S. postal strike of 1970

    Eight-day strike by federal postal workers in March 1970. The strike began in New York City and spread to some other cities in the following two weeks. Wikipedia

  • Ole Miss riot of 1962

    Fought between Southern segregationists and federal and state forces beginning the night of September 30, 1962. Segregationists were protesting the enrollment of James Meredith, a black US military veteran, at the University of Mississippi (known affectionately as Ole Miss) at Oxford, Mississippi. Wikipedia

  • Convicted of rape. The riots began in Panchkula and later spread to other parts of the northern Indian states of Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and the capital, New Delhi. Wikipedia

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  • 1968 Washington, D.C. riots

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  • Llaguno Overpass events

    Bridge in central Caracas, Venezuela, near the Miraflores Palace, made infamous by the events of 11 April 2002, when a shootout took place between the Caracas Metropolitan Police and the progovernment Bolivarian Circles, also known as El Silencio Massacre, causing 19 deaths and 127 injured people. The crisis came when "workers and business leaders," infuriated by Chávez's "meddling in the state oil company," as the Chicago Tribune put it, joined in "calling for a general strike that cut exports" in support of striking oil workers. Wikipedia

  • 2012 Afghanistan Quran burning protests

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  • Freedom Riders

    Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 and subsequent years to challenge the non-enforcement of the United States Supreme Court decisions Morgan v. Virginia (1946) and Boynton v. Virginia (1960), which ruled that segregated public buses were unconstitutional. The Southern states had ignored the rulings and the federal government did nothing to enforce them. Wikipedia

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  • Battle of Brisbane

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  • Student activist group formed at Texas State University - San Marcos. Distinguished from the off-campus but allied Occupy San Marcos. Wikipedia

  • 1934 West Coast waterfront strike

    The 1934 West Coast Waterfront Strike (also known as the 1934 West Coast Longshoremen's Strike, as well as a number of variations on these names) lasted eighty-three days, and began on May 9, 1934 when longshoremen in every US West Coast port walked out. The strike peaked with the death of two workers on "Bloody Thursday" and the San Francisco General Strike which stopped all work in the major port city for four days and led ultimately to the settlement of the West Coast Longshoremen's Strike. Wikipedia

  • The Atlanta prison riots were a series of prison riots that occurred at the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia, United States in November 1987. The riot coincided with a similar riot at the Federal Detention Center in Oakdale, Louisiana. Wikipedia

  • Black Power movement

    The Black Power movement emphasized racial pride, economic empowerment, and the creation of political and cultural institutions for African-American people in the United States. The movement grew out of the civil rights movement, as black activists experimented with forms of self-advocacy ranging from political lobbying to armed struggle. Wikipedia

  • The 1943 race riot in Beaumont, Texas, erupted on June 15 and ended two days later. It related to wartime tensions in the overcrowded city, which had been flooded by workers from across the South. Wikipedia

  • On April 30, 1970, President Nixon announced the expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia. On May 1, protests on college campuses and in cities throughout the U.S. began. Wikipedia

  • Zoot Suit Riots

    The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of conflicts on June 3–8, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, United States, which pitted American servicemen stationed in Southern California against Mexican-American youths who were residents of the city. One of the dozen wartime industrial cities that suffered immigration-related riots in the summer of 1943, along with Mobile, Alabama; Beaumont, Texas; Detroit, Michigan; and New York City. Wikipedia

  • March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

    Held in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963. To advocate for the civil and economic rights of African Americans. Wikipedia

  • Cincinnati riots of 2001

    The Cincinnati riots of 2001 were a series of civil disorders which took place in and around the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio from April 9 to 13, 2001. The riots were the largest urban disturbance in the United States since the 1992 Los Angeles riots until the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017. Wikipedia


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  • But Justice Department investigations into the FBI's roles in the Ruby Ridge and Waco incidents were found to have been obstructed by agents within the Bureau.Federal Bureau of Investigation-Wikipedia
  • Later, another ex-Adventist, David Koresh, led the Branch Davidians until he died in the 1993 siege at the group's headquarters near Waco, Texas.Seventh-day Adventist Church-Wikipedia
  • As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Schumer was one of four congressional members who oversaw the House investigation (leading the Democratic defense of the Clinton administration), of the Waco siege hearings in 1995.Chuck Schumer-Wikipedia
  • This event became known as the Waco siege.Waco, Texas-Wikipedia
  • The press immediately noticed that the bombing took place on the second anniversary of the Waco incident.Oklahoma City bombing-Wikipedia
  • They were used in the Waco Siege.Grenade-Wikipedia
  • David Koresh, who died in the well-known Waco Siege in 1993, in 1983 claimed to be their final prophet and "the Son of God, the Lamb".Prophet-Wikipedia
  • The 1993 police siege on the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas, lasted 51 days, an atypically long police siege.Siege-Wikipedia
  • Two incidents in the early 1990s—Ruby Ridge and the Waco Siege—involved the ATF and later the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Hostage Rescue Team (HRT).Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives-Wikipedia
  • David wanted to protect his brother from the danger of an FBI raid, such as the Ruby Ridge or the Waco Siege, since he feared a violent outcome from any attempt by the FBI to contact his brother.Ted Kaczynski-Wikipedia
  • The second incident was the Waco Siege of the Branch Davidian religious sect near Waco, Texas, on February 28, 1993.Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives-Wikipedia
  • Betting favourite Jeremy Deller won the prize with his film Memory Bucket, documenting both George W. Bush's hometown Crawford, Texas – and the siege in Waco nearby.Turner Prize-Wikipedia
  • Coulthard covered the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, in 1993.Michael Cole (wrestling)-Wikipedia
  • McVeigh claimed that the bombing was revenge against the government for the sieges at Waco and Ruby Ridge.Timothy McVeigh-Wikipedia
  • Many of them were killed during the infamous Waco Siege of April 1993.Adventism-Wikipedia
  • In 1999, these regulations were used by Reno to appoint John Danforth special counsel to investigate the FBI's handling of the Waco siege.Special prosecutor-Wikipedia
  • In 1993, he drove to Waco, Texas, during the Waco siege to show his support.Timothy McVeigh-Wikipedia
  • In 1998, Jones organized a successful campaign to build a new Branch Davidian church, as a memorial to those who died during the 1993 fire that ended the Waco siege of the original Branch Davidian complex near Waco, Texas.Alex Jones-Wikipedia
  • A Gulf War veteran, McVeigh sought revenge against the federal government for the 1993 Waco siege that ended in the deaths of 86 people, many of whom were children, exactly two years before the bombing, as well as the 1992 Ruby Ridge incident and American foreign policy.Timothy McVeigh-Wikipedia
  • (McVeigh himself argued that "imminent" did not necessarily mean "immediate.") They would have argued that his bombing of the Murrah building was a justifiable response to what McVeigh believed were the crimes of the U.S. government at Waco, Texas, where the 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian complex resulted in the deaths of 76 Branch Davidians.Timothy McVeigh-Wikipedia
  • In the Waco Siege in the United States, CS was dissolved in the organic solvent dichloromethane (also known as methylene chloride).CS gas-Wikipedia
  • Motivated by his dislike for the U.S. federal government and unhappy about its handling of the Ruby Ridge incident in 1992 and the Waco siege in 1993, McVeigh timed his attack to coincide with the second anniversary of the deadly fire that ended the siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.Oklahoma City bombing-Wikipedia
  • According to journalist Chip Berlet, concerns about gun control laws along with outrage over two high-profile incidents involving the ATF (Ruby Ridge in 1992 and the Waco siege in 1993) mobilized the militia movement of citizens who feared that the federal government would begin to confiscate firearms.Gun politics in the United States-Wikipedia
  • During the 1993 Waco Siege of the Branch Davidians, elements of the Alabama and Texas Army National Guard were called in to assist the ATF and the follow on effort by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the National Guard's involvement was limited to several specific areas; surveillance and reconnaissance, transport, maintenance and repairs, training and instruction, helicopters, unarmed tactical ground vehicles.United States National Guard-Wikipedia
  • He concluded that McVeigh (a politically disillusioned U.S. Army veteran of the First Iraq War, 1990–91) had destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building as an act of revenge for the FBI's Waco massacre (1993) at the Branch Davidian Compound in Texas, believing that the U.S. government had mistreated Americans in the same manner that he believed that the U.S. Army had mistreated the Iraqis.Gore Vidal-Wikipedia
  • Some critics, such as left-wing CounterPunch and right-wing, have made allegations that Clark was, to some degree, involved in the Waco siege, where 76 Branch Davidians including David Koresh were killed during the FBI's final raid on the group's compound.Wesley Clark-Wikipedia
  • It was used by Federal Bureau of Investigation law enforcement officials in the 1993 Waco Siege.CS gas-Wikipedia
  • They expressed anger at the federal government's handling of the 1992 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) standoff with Randy Weaver at Ruby Ridge as well as the Waco siege – a 1993 51-day standoff between the FBI and Branch Davidian members which began with a botched Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) attempt to execute a search warrant leading to a fire fight and ended with the burning and shooting deaths of David Koresh and 75 others.Oklahoma City bombing-Wikipedia
  • The group, which included Congressman Ryan's daughter Patricia, was involved in various personal, social and legal battles with a range of religious organizations, from The Family International and Scientology to David Koresh's Branch Davidians, where they were found to be influential on law enforcement's concerns for children in the eventual Waco siege.Jonestown-Wikipedia
  • The National Review described Barr as one of the few people able to "ask effective questions and make clear points" while questioning government witnesses during the 1995 House Waco siege hearings on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Federal Bureau of Investigation actions against the Branch Davidians in 1993, sponsored by subcommittees of the House Judiciary Committee and Government Reform and Oversight Committee.Bob Barr-Wikipedia

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