This Day In History - L.A. Race Riot 1992

L.A. Race Riot 1992

Thursday, April 29, 2021

All Day

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Event Description

In Los Angeles, California, four Los Angeles police officersthat had been caught beating an unarmed African-American motorist in an amateur video are acquitted of any wrongdoing in the arrest. Hours after the verdicts were announced, outrage and protest turned to violence, as rioters in south-central Los Angeles blocked freeway traffic and beat motorists, wrecked and looted numerous downtown stores and buildings, and set more than 100 fires.

Event Location

Los Angeles, CA, United States