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Riot, When three or more persons associate together with intent mutually to assist one another against anyone who opposes them in the execution of some private enterprise with force or violence against the peace, or to the manifest terror of the people, whether the act intended were of itself lawful or unlawful, and although they depart of their own accord without doing anything, this is an unlawful assembly. Ii, after their first meeting, they move forwards toward the execution of their intended purpose, whether they actually execute that purpose or not, this is a rout, and if they put it into execution then it becomes a riot; and if any person encourages, promotes, or takes part in such riot, whether by words, signs, or gestures, or by wearing the badges or ensigns of the rioters, he is considered a rioter. The "Riot Damages Act, 1886," provides compensation to owners of property riotously injured, stolen, or destroyed out of the police rates of the district.