THE WATTS RIOTS BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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REMEMBERING WATTS
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As the result of a buildup of previous racial tension due to a combination
of events, a large-scale riot which lasted 6 days occurred on August 11,
1965 in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. By the time
the riot subsided, 34 people had been killed, 1,032 injured, and 3,438
arrested. Overall, an estimated $40 million in damage was caused as
almost 1,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed. It would stand as
the most severe riot in Los Angeles history until the Los Angeles riots
of 1992.

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