Los Angeles Riots 20 Years Later: Other Past Violent Uprisings Around the World

A Look Back on the L.A. Riots; 20 years later
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Twenty years ago today, the City of Los Angeles experienced one of the most devastating events caused by man since the Watts Riots in 1965. Here's a look back at the Los Angeles riots along with several other violent uprisings.

VIDEO: LA Riots 1992
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April 29, 1992: Los Angeles Riots

The acquittal of white policemen in beating of Rodney King ignited the deadly riots in Los Angeles. The riots left more than 50 people dead and caused about $1 billion in damage.

1966: Profile of Watts After the Riots

This 1966 news report takes a look back at the Aug. 1965 Watts riots and the racial tension which led to five days of deadly riots.

VIDEO: A crime wave brings chaos to the poor neighborhoods of New York City during blackout.
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July 14, 1977: Looters Ransack NYC Stores

A crime wave brought chaos to the poor neighborhoods of the city during a blackout. The blackout lasted 25 hours and resulted in looting and fires.

VIDEO: Brixton Riots 1981
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April 13, 1981: Youth Riot in the London Suburb of Brixton

High unemployment among youth was a factor in clashes with police. The riots left about 150 buildings damaged and close to 300 people injured.

VIDEO: Cincinnati's mayor imposes a nighttime curfew and calls for an end to the riots.
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April 12, 2001: State of Emergency in Cincinnati

Cincinnati's mayor imposed a nighttime curfew and calls for an end to the riots. Rioting broke out after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man.

VIDEO: Residents set buildings, cop cars ablaze after man shot dead by London police.
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Aug. 6-10, 2011: London Deals

Residents set buildings, cop cars ablaze after a man was shot dead by London police. Riot police was brought in to contain the violence but it later spread to other neighborhoods.

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