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21-6201. Riot; incitement to riot. (a) Riot is five or more persons acting together and without lawful authority engaging in any:

(1) Use of force or violence which produces a breach of the public peace; or

(2) threat to use such force or violence against any person or property if accompanied by power or apparent power of immediate execution.

(b) Incitement to riot is by words or conduct knowingly urging others to engage in riot as defined in subsection (a) under circumstances which produce a clear and present danger of injury to persons or property or a branch [breach] of the public peace.

(c) (1) Riot is a class A person misdemeanor.

(2) Incitement to riot is a severity level 8, person felony.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, ยง 179; July 1, 2011.


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