Riot. What / When Is It a Riot? Before I lather the thread with Moi's take on it, Please - Go Ahead. A poll was considered but, too difficult to construct beyond "my take". Yes to "peaceful demonstrations". When does it become a riot? Moi Across an immense, unguarded, ethereal border, Canadians, cool and unsympathetic, regard our America with envious eyes and slowly and surely draw their plans against us.