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Who ever read the riot act?


Have you ever been "read the riot act"? The last time it was - literally - read was exactly 90 years ago at the Bloody Friday riots in Glasgow. BBC newsreader Peter Donaldson reads the piece of archaic piece of legislation passed in 1715 and Professor Bob Shoemaker, professor of 18th Century British history at Sheffield University, explains when and how often the riot act was used.

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