1992 - LA Riots

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Title: 1992 - LA Riots

 

About: Widespread rioting and looting breaks out following the acquittal of four police officers accused of excessive force during the arrest and beating of Rodney King. Neighborhoods across South and Central Los Angeles were in flames as rioters firebombed thousands of buildings, smashed windows, looted stores and even attacked police headquarters. By the end of the day, a state of emergency had been declared and National Guard soldiers were deployed, although the situation would not calm down for days. The chaos and anger seen in LA was a response to systemic inequality and victimization faced by black and minority communities.​

Decade: 1990s

Year: 1992

Region: North America

Country: USA

Society: Race Relations
Society: Crime

Type: Historical Event

Impact: 4

Artist: Ianika Morano

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Date Created: 11/05/2021

Group: Genesis

Number: 009/100

Price: 0.15 ETH

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