protective clothing and equipment worn by law enforcement officers in a violent mob situation
Those in riot gear have disobeyed orders by removing their gas masks.
The mob flipped over a news van, tore down two lampposts, and threw rocks and cans; police responded with riot gear and tear gas.
Meanwhile, baseball bats and other riot gear are currently listed on Amazon U.K.'s best-seller list.
The streets of lower Manhattan were framed by barricades and cops in riot gear clustered on corners.
Police in riot gear went head to head with violent street fighters.