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1,500 In Kosher Riot In Brownsville and Manhattan Italians in Riot: 1902

Violent Demonstrations At Chief Rabbi Joseph's Funeral 1902
 Riot On A Sixth Avenue Elevated Train 1905 and Fight Over Hypnotism: A Small Riot 1909

Many Are Wounded In Brooklyn Riot 1910

Riotous Strike On Coney Lines 1911

Riot When Supply of Coal Gives Out 1917 and The Straw Hat Riot 1922

The Harlem Riot 1943

The Stonewall Police Riot: Gay Rights 1969


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Riot On A Sixth Avenue Elevated Train 1905 and Fight Over Hypnotism: A Small Riot 1909

BOYS INSULT WOMEN AND RIOT ON ELEVATED. Returning from Ball Game, They Take Possession of Cars.

Boys returning from a baseball game at Tasper Oval created a riot on a southbound Sixth Avenue elevated train after nightfall yesterday. They attacked women, tore off their hats, tugged at their clothes and insulted them generally, and engaged in hand-to-hand fights with their escorts. The police of the Tenderloin station arrested four of the offenders and learned that they had been with two teams composed of players from the College of the City of New York and from Francis Xavier College.

The boys took possession of the first two cars of a south-bound Sixth Avenue train, in charge of Conductor Henry Hoffman, and proceeded to make themselves at home. At first they contented themselves with singing. It was not until the Forty-second Street station was passed that the gang began open riot. Eight or ten young women, with their escorts, were compelled to listen to violent language and ribald songs, and the boys then attacked the women and spat in the faces of the men with them when they punched several members of the gang.

Hoffman made ineffectual efforts to suppress the riot and was attacked by the older members of the crowd. The electric bulbs which supplied light for the two car were, the police say, subjected to gross indignities.

When the cars were in darkness the riot grew worse. Those women who could struggle past the boys and make their way to the rear cars did so. Their escorts were left in the fighting mob. Baseball bats were drummed against the backs and tops of the seats, and several women who were imprisoned in the first car were, the police say, treated to gross indignities.

The motorman blew his whistle repeatedly, and by the time the train, which went very slowly, drew into the Thirty-third Street station, one Roundsman and four patrolmen were waiting. The rowdies opened windows and climbed over the edge of the station platform. Some of them clambered down the elevated pillars and some ran across the tracks to the uptown platform.

Four were taken prisoners. At the West Thirtieth Street Station they said they were Thomas O'Neill, sixteen years old, of 156 West Twentieth Street: Lawrence Malvaney, fifteen years old, of 167 West Nineteenth Street; Isadore Prince, fifteen years old, of 54 Eighth Avenue, and Adolph Steinberg, sixteen years old, of 49 East Ninth Street.

While the train stood at the Thirty-third Street station several trains following it were compelled to stop, and there was a delay in traffic of about fifteen minutes. The police could not induce any of the passengers to go to the station house to make complaint against the prisoners. They said they could not identify any one boy upon whom to fasten specific charges.

Inspector Henry Hoffman of 2, 432 Eighth Avenue made a charge of disorderly conduct against each of the arrested boys. O'Neill said he is a son of Police Sergeant O'Neill of the West Twentieth Street Station.

Fight Over Hypnotism: A Small Riot 1909                                

Seven Young Men Start a Small Riot. Police Reserves Out.  An argument as to the merits of a hypnotic act performed at a vaudeville house in this city at the close of the performance yesterday afternoon was followed by a fist fight, in which seven well-dressed young
men participated, and it resulted in the calling out of the reserves from the West Sixty-eighth Street Station to disperse, a crowd of more than 1,000 persons.

The young men met at Broadway and Sixty-third Street and began a heated argument over a hypnotist act they had just seen.

 "I know the act is a fake," one declared.
 "Its genuine," shouted the second. "I was hypnotized by him myself and I ought to know."

 Word followed word until soon the two young men were exchanging blows. The fight continued down Broadway to Sixty-second street, where two other young men, recognizing a friend in one of the combatants, joined in the fight. At this juncture another young man went to the aid of the one whom the three were thumping. A moment later two others were in the midst of the
battle. Soon they were surrounded by a howling mob of 1,000 men and boys and women.

 Although the two young men fought gamely against the five, one went down under the shower of blows and, left alone, the champion of the hypnotist took to his heels through Sixty-second street with his five enemies in close pursuit. The young man ran into a restaurant in Columbus
Avenue and escaped by a rear door. A traffic policeman kept the five pursuers from following him.

 Some one had telephoned to Police Headquarters that a riot was in progress, and the West Sixty-eighth Street reserves soon arrived and scattered the crowd.



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