Civil Unrest is a civilian demonstration that descends into violence:
- Civil Unrest is often called “civil disobedience” and “riots”, depending on who is labeling them and what are their perspectives.
- Civil Unrest can occur due to a recent event, decision or other situation, or may be due to a long-brewing issue.
- The violence can be between civilians and authorities or others acting on behalf of the authorities.
- The violence can also be brought by third parties and anarchists taking advantage of the situation.
- Civilians can also do violence against property and other civilians.
- They often lead to not just vandalism like burning cars and broken windows, but shutting down businesses, ports and transportation, and the inability for employees to reach their workplaces.
- Serious injury, death and destruction of property can occur on all sides when Civil Unrest overly intensifies.
- The outcome of Civil Unrest also damages the local economy, and can reduce the credibility and ability of the government to successfully function.
- Civil Unrest occurs in mature as well as emerging states.
- Businesses can and do fail due to long-term and even short-term civil unrest.
- When Civil Unrest becomes aggressive or long-term, we work with companies to find innovative methods for keeping employees safe and productive and the business operational.
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