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Los Angeles > Watts riots August 11-16, 1965 / 15 March 1966
Police officers search youths in LA's Watts district.
Trouble in Watts, LA - a picture from the past
On 15th March 1966, police search a group of black youths
during disturbances in the Watts neighbourhood of Los Angeles.
This flare up came 8 months after the deadly 1965 riots
Saturday 15 March 2014 11.27 GMT
Title: Governor Brown
and Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty exit riot conference
Shown following riot conference.
Governor Brown and Mayor Yorty
Los Angeles Times (Firm), Publisher
Gaunt, Jack, Photographer
Date: March 15, 1966
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Watts riots August 11-16, 1965 / 15 March 1966
On 15th March 1966,
a group of black youths
in the Watts
of Los Angeles.
This flare up
came 8 months
after the deadly
Watts riots the largest urban riot of the civil rights era August 11-16, 1965
Armed National Guardsmen moved toward smoke on the horizon
during the street fires of the Watts riots in Los Angeles in August 1965.
Hulton Archive, via Getty Images
Watts, 50 Years On, Stands in Contrast to Today’s Conflicts
By JENNIFER MEDINA NYT AUG. 10, 2015
The southwestern district
of Los Angeles - Watts -
erupts in fire,
looting and violent protests
as thousands of black people
take to the streets
against social injustices.
The riots leave 34 dead
and more than 1,000 injured
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