Verb:

pester or harass (someone), typically in an aggressive or persistent manner.

Example: The crowd was shouting abuse and molesting the two police officers

Synonyms verb:

  • harass, harry, hassle, pester, bother, annoy, beset, persecute, torment, roust
  • (sexually) abuse, (sexually) assault, interfere with, rape, violate, grope, paw, fondle, ravish
  • harry, harass, chevy, plague, beset, hassle, chivy, provoke, chivvy