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Synonym of riot, mutiny, the french 'mischievous', is the random motion of a group of people who revolted against constituted authority or the established order. Unlike concepts such as the rebellion or revolt, the mutiny has instead of enclosed spaces, such as a prison or a military barracks.
Examples: "the mutiny at the prison made four people dead and a dozen injured", "colonel led the mutiny, a few hours after, controlled thanks to the intervention of the Governor", "the subject sentenced by the bank robbery has been identified as the driver of the mutiny.
One of the meanings of the term, therefore, lies in a prison. In this case, one speaks of riot, which occurs when prisoners begin to generate unrest and rebel against prison guards, usually requiring the improvement of conditions of life and the legal situation.
In the military context, the mutiny takes place in a barracks or, in the case of the Navy, on a boat. This uprising involves disobedience to the chain of command and the hierarchy, and is considered to be a crime.
The mutiny may be, on the other hand, a spontaneous revolt of the lower classes to some form of oppression. It can occur, for example, following the killing of a person in custody, making that a part of the population invaded the streets in protest to demand justice, with a more or less violent attitude towards the authorities.