Friday, April 28, 2006

29 April 1992: Los Angeles Burns and Riots


Outrage: Truck driver Reginald Denny lies beaten in an intersection as his
assailant, Damian Williams, celebrates.

Image source: Wikipedia

Via Wikipedia.

The 1992 Los Angeles riots, also known as the Rodney King uprising or the Rodney King riots, was sparked on April 29, 1992 when a mostly white jury acquitted four police officers accused in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King.

Thousands of people in Los Angeles, mainly young black and Latino males, joined in what has often been characterized as a race riot, involving mass law-breaking, including looting, arson and murder. In all 50 to 60 people were killed during the riots.

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