What is the penalty for riot

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[143]revolt or turmoil is the name given to the opposition to the authorities, which is committed by a publicly united crowd. If the revolt is aimed at the overthrow of the state constitution and against the existing supreme power, it becomes insurrection and revolution (see below). The riot differs from the mere crowd by the illegal intent and from the conspiracy (s.d.) by the public. How many people belong to it when there is talk of rioting cannot be determined. According to a fairly general court usage, which also includes the bair. However, at least ten people are required to do so. But only those who were really active members of the opposition can be counted in this number; Spectators are not considered, although the old adage often applies here: "Caught with, hung with". If there are no other crimes in addition to the riot, e.g. killing officials, violating property, etc., the same will be punished with imprisonment, the place and duration of which depends on the more or less aggravating circumstances of the individual case. But the agitators or ringleaders are subject to particularly severe punishment. The word insurrection is often used synonymously with riot; but here the language use of the law books as well as of the individual jurists is very unsteady. The oestr. The Code of Crimes calls insurrection the gathering of several people to resist the authorities by force; On the other hand, according to him, there is upheaval when the gathering comes to the point where extraordinary force has to be used to restore peace.