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Riot Act

the reading it to unruly crowds, sheriffs under George I could force them to disperse or be jailed. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 767]
See: Riot
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"In essence, the Mayor and City Council maintain that the LGTCA damages cap's applicability to Riot Act claims is settled law on the one hand, and that it is a novel issue of Maryland law on the other," he wrote.
In an effort to prevent such protests, Parliament passed a law in 1715 called the Riot Act. It allowed public officials to break up gatherings of 12 or more people by reading aloud a proclamation warning those who heard it that they must disperse within the hour or be guilty of a felony punishable by death and be subject to being forcibly dispersed.
Last night, it was revealed the Home Office had agreed to cover 100% of the Riot Act claims from businesses and residents and 85% (pounds 1.7m) of the operational costs.
Addressing a recalled House of Commons, the Prime Minister said "anyone whose houses or businesses have been damaged can claim compensation under the riot act even if they are uninsured."
Co-founder of the Riot Act, Ellen Casey, said: "Too often the media hype surrounding knife crime can escalate the problem and according to research, young people often carry knives not to harm others but because of the false sense of protection it gives them.
I SEE from The Journal (November 6) that Freddie Shepherd planned to read the Riot Act to Newcastle's players.
My boss, the CEO, read me the riot act about my "sneaky" behavior and my undermining of the potential sale.
And there will be no reading of the riot act to the AM rejected by party members for the North Wales list seat he currently occupies.
Owners of a confectionery factory in Jamaica have been awarded US$1.66 million under the Riot Act after their business was looted and torched
Riot Act will be performed at the Oldham Coliseum's Studio Theatre this Saturday, coinciding with Oldham Pride 2019.
The lawsuit claims the city is liable under the Maryland Riot Act becauseit had notice ofa riot and the ability to prevent damage.
Jubilee leaders read the riot act to its members if they dared impeach the speaker and send home clerk Jacob Ngwele.