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Watts Riots End - 1965

Thursday, August 16, 2007

On this day, 16th August, 1965 , The Watts Riots in South Los Angeles ended.

A routine traffic stop of a black motorist by white police in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts six days earlier sparked massive riots that left 34 dead, hundreds more injured and 100 square blocks decimated by fire and looting.

A Photo Documentary: The Watts Riots




1965 Newsreel about The Watts Riots

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