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Watts Riots August 11 to 17, 1965.Police arrest a man during the Watts riots. My family and I left for a planned trip to Houston,Texas the night the Watts Riots began. When we returned home we found that the riot had progressed within blocks of our home.

The Watts Riots (or Watts Rebellion)[1] was a race riot that took place in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles from August 11 to 17, 1965. The six-day unrest resulted in 34 deaths, 1,032 injuries, 3,438 arrests, and over $40 million in property damage. It was the most severe riot in the city's history until the Los Angeles riots of 1992.

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from the Guardian

An epochal moment for civil rights in a single day: 11 June 1963

A national guardsman amid the rubble following the Watts riots, Los Angeles, California, August 1965. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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from The Independent

50 years after Watts riots, similar scenes seen on the streets of

50 years after Watts riots, similar scenes seen on the streets of Ferguson - Americas - World - The Independent

TIME Magazine Cover: Los Angeles Riots -- May 11, 1992, as stated by Rodney King -- Oh, if one day this quote could become our reality, don't you agree?

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