Korean-American photojournalist describes living through LA riots: 'It was horrific'

Hyungwon Kang was working as a photographer in Los Angeles in 1992 when the riots broke out, and he documented the fires and destruction on the city's streets.
1:33 | 04/26/17

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Diller many buildings and buy it you can smell the stench of rubber burning is extremely hot uncomfortable unbearable. Almost suffocated because there's additional oxygen to breathe. As a photojournalist. One of our unspoken rule is not to become part of the news an idealist not about to become on of the news then. My picture of committee is pandas fighting these glass. Violently into the water. True example of what people are feeling the first night in the Ryan's. A Cecil helplessness. There were meaningless. Volunteers that came out we knew it was they had to trying to help protect the shops in Korea. And absence of police people risk their lives to protect the community. Some of the shop owners asking people to come and help them particular shop. Four students. You know vehicles were responding. To that. One of those please when I arrived at the scene and saw bloodied youth with blood still running down the driveway. It was horrific. These young students were being shot at when there are responding to help Ladoux businesses. I had been married ten days when the LA riot broke out and my wife was very scared at home and I never told you these stories.

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