2020 Nocturne riots
|2020 Caltharus riots|
|Part of 2020-Ongoing Caltharus unrest|
|Date||25 - 29 July 2020 |
Fort Nocturne, Stalzag, Relsche
|Caused by||Government enactment of Black Alert after the July 2020 Caltharus attacks|
|Methods||Rioting, looting, arson, robbery, assault, murder, shooting|
|Resulted in||Shops, homes, vehicles destroyed|
|Death(s)||37 (2 soldiers, 8 police and 29 rioters)|
|Injuries||403 (82 members of the public, 212 police officers, 109 soldiers)|
|Damage||♅2.4 million in private property |
♅4.2 million in city-owned property
The 2020 Nocturne riots, more widely known as the Fort Nocturne civil unrest, were a series of protests, riots and civil armed conflict between 25 and 29 July 2020. Thousands of people rioted in cities and towns across eastern Caltharus, which saw looting, arson and later a period of approximately 21 minutes of armed conflict between freedom fighters and a combination of provincial police and armed forces, which resulted in the deaths of 37 people.
Protests started in West Noctana, Fort Nocturne, following the Morstaybishlian governments implementation of Black Alert after the July 2020 Caltharus attacks. Prime Minister Franklin Barvata initiated a state of emergency which was declared across Great Morstaybishlia to help fight terrorism, involving the banning of public demonstrations, and allowing the police to carry out searches without a warrant, put anyone under house arrest without trial and block websites that encouraged acts of terrorism. Calthia, Laulia, Aurus, Barbarus, Jomsgord provinces of Caltharus were put on Black Alert with a curfew of 21:00, football matches and pubs were also closed and non-essential travel became prohibited.
Provincial police tried to control protest crowds but were overwhelmed. The protest escalated into a riot. Members of the public used paint bombs, rocks and Molotov cocktails against police. The government authorised the deployment of the army to assist police efforts. Meanwhile in Relsche and Stalzag, other protests and later violent clashes with police occurred. Later in the evening of 25 July a group of people who affiliated with the July 2020 Caltharus attacks began firing on police with assault rifles and pistols. Mingling with members of the public, police reported it difficult to shoot authorised targets. The shootings stopped after approximately 20 minutes but rioting and protests continued until 29 July.