France's Riot Vs. Insurgency

Riot: you get a group of people who are angry/excited about a cause or event then mix in A) another group angry back at them for what they want to express
B) police trying to stop the first angry group from expressing themselves in an unruly way.
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That's how you make a riot. It's quick and ugly. Frustrations are vented and people go home.

  • insurgency:
  • take a group of people who are angry at their local authority. Organize and disperse them among frustrated groups of people in a large area. Attack using any method available. Repeat attacks until goals are met.

    Now is France under day 14 of a riot? Unlikely based on these definitions.