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25 years ago today...
It was on this day in 1992 that the riots in Los Angeles broke out following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King.

The riots lasted six days killing 55 people, injuring over 2,000 people with over 11,000 people arrested. Over 1,100 buildings were destroyed causing over $1 billion in damage.

For more information on the riots, read this Wikipedia article:


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