Let's be honest, any major institution (government, churches, etc) and company will have made sure to protect themselves to the hilt with the army and/or mercenaries/militias, who for that night will have no bars placed on their bloodlust. So, attempting to do anything against them is a non-starter no matter how large a rioting mob you can get together, because they'll just break out the assault rifles, RPGs, chaingun-and-hellfire equipped helicopters, proximity mines etc and cut you all to bloody ribbons within a matter of seconds. Including the NRA nuts, if you're in a country where heavy weaponry is easily available to the general public.
The real losers in any such situation will be the little guys - small business and low rent private residences that happen to get in the way of the mob. See any real world city centre riot for an example, though in this case you're not quite as safe from your fellow mobsters as in a typical riot because you haven't got quite the usual same us-vs-the-man unity of purpose and are at risk of being attacked by any other random member of the crowd should you let your guard slip for a single second. Unless you're already a gangbanger you probably wouldn't survive being part of it.
Really, anyone on this forum is probably at a distinct disadvantage.
I'm in a rather secure location myself, as my apartment is the last one on the hall on the top floor, in a low rise building (thus no fire escapes, internal roof access, elevators or balconies - the only way in or out is the main stairwell) made of hard-to-burn materials. It's therefore extremely easy to defend (rig up some metal shutters for the windows and front door, perhaps work with neighbours to organise fitting them to every apartment in the small block for mutual protection, and then go full Tower Defence on the stairwell and the outdoor approach to it… South African anti-carjacker flammenwerfers, razor wire, high voltage electrification, smoke machines, flashbang style strobes and sirens, and cctv plus fire suppression systems of course… maybe some passive periscopes, battery powered lighting and systems actuated without electricity in case the power gets cut), and up an obscure side street just the right distance from the nearest main strips that it would likely be ignored both by those looking to smash the shit out of downtown and those who prefer to fuck up the suburbs or hunt isolated residences in the countryside.
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