On 8 December 2013, citizens witnessed only the second riot in Singapore post-independence, and the first in over 40 years. Involving around 400 rioters and 300 police officers, it resulted in damages to a bus, emergency vehicles, and public property. It has been said to be one of the worst riots in Singapore’s history. News of the riot first broke on YouTube with live footages as the riot unfolded. Using document analysis, the paper analyses responses to the riot by YouTubers, and discusses the role of YouTube in responding to the riot.