Detailed third-person description of a chaotic political protest
April 10, 2014 3:58 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for books or articles (fiction or non-fiction) about a chaotic political protest or demonstration, from a third-person perspective if possible.
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Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of Eighty
A Tale of Two Cities
Absolute Beginners
Brick Lane
Day of the Locust
posted by Ideefixe at 4:26 PM on April 10, 2014

The description of the Chicago riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Richard Perlstein's Nixonland.
posted by megatherium at 7:11 PM on April 10, 2014

Seconding Nixonland. Pigasus!

Perhaps also Ex Machina. I can't recall which volume, but there's at least one protest that goes very awry.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 9:07 PM on April 10, 2014

God's Bits of Wood by Ousmane Sembene. Gorgeous, powerful novel about a railroad strike in Africa- Senegal I think..
posted by pretentious illiterate at 10:02 PM on April 10, 2014

Beijing Coma is basically a description of the whole Tiananmen affair.
posted by batter_my_heart at 12:01 AM on April 11, 2014

I know that he's kind of a libertarian douche, but P.J. O'Rourke is a fine writer, I find his style witty and hilarious.

Republican Party Reptile has an account of the Marcos overthrow in the Phillipines. It's a first person account, but it is more or less detatched, as in, he was reporting on the events, not necessarily participating in them.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 5:58 AM on April 11, 2014

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