Riot Grrrl? Zoot Suit Riot? California Removes “Riot” Buttons That Freaked Out, Bewildered Elevator Passengers
They were there, then “poof!” They were gone. I’m talking about elevator buttons above the regular floor buttons spelling out the word “RIOT” in all caps in a government building in downtown Sacramento, California. The buttons left building occupants, many of them state employees, baffled and “freaked out,” according to one worker, CBS local news was among news outlets to report. The buttons have since been covered up by round, blue stickers, and a state spokesperson says installing the RIOT buttons was an “error in judgement.” Intended to indicate an emergency scenario, such as a riot, the buttons will be replaced this week with regular, illuminated buttons that have no words.
I would love to know what company manufactured the “RIOT”
buttons, and, better yet, have one as a collector’s item. If anyone knows, please get in touch with me at email@example.com!