This is, I believe, at least the third problem encountered by the church because their faith brought economic stress on non-believers! They altered the financial stability of an entire city. Wow! Not just book makers, but idol-makers were suffering on account of these radical Jesus-followers.
In the end, this riot proved to be an empty shouting match. Like a Blazer game . . . two hours of cheering. . . but without any baskets. They believed Artemis had fallen from heaven. The riot ended with, "Make your complaints legally. Now shut up and go home." And they did.