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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.