LA riots

It’s incredible to see such a military intervention in a city within the U.S. The LA riots that were a reaction to the acquittal of LAPD officers who brutally assaulted a black taxi driver, Rodney King. The protests were some of the most intense in U.S. history and many series of photos and documentaries have been recently released following the escalation of protests around the Black Lives Matter movement. 50 people died during the riots and the images released from the riots portray an all out war zone. The context is incredibly interesting and it’s hard to not compare the riots to some sort of civil war. The article below discusses the interesting coverage of media and lack there of where inside documentation of the violence was greatly unseen at the time. Many people didn’t know the seriousness of the situation at the time making the photos in the article even more powerful and incredibly important when thinking about conflict and how it is portrayed to the public.

ARTICLE: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/an-unseen-side-of-the-1992-la-riots

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