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Los Angeles Riots of 1992(83 images)

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Images from the Los Angeles riots of 1992.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 1992
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
  • A young child stands in front of a riot damaged building on W. Adams Blvd. in South Los Angeles.
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  • A swap meet malls burns on and 7th Street at Union.
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  • A National Guard soldier in South Central Los Angeles. Ammunition has yet to reach the National Guard.
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  • Rodney King giving his "can we all just get along?" address to the media. 5/1/1992
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  • A LAPD cruiser overturned and set on fire by rioters in downtown Los Angeles. 4/29/1992
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  • LAPD officers form a line out front of LAPD headquarters, Parker Center, on the first evening of the LA riots. 4/29/1992
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  • Rioters in downtown Los Angeles set a parking kiosk ablaze near LAPD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. 4/29/1992
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  • Rioters overturn and burn a parking kiosk near Parker Center, LAPD headquarters, in downtown Los Angeles.
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  • A LAPD cruiser getting destroyed by rioters in downtown Los Angeles. 4/29/1992
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  • A National Guard soldier in front of a Ralph's Grocery Store in South Central Los Angeles.
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  • Two armed officers stand guard out front of an electronics store on Sunset Blvd. and La Brea after being looted by rioters.
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  • Palm trees are set ablaze next to an empty 101 freeway in downtown. 4/29/1992
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  • LAFD firefighters on W.Adams Blvd.
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  • A shopping mall is burned and looted in the mid-city area of Los Angeles.
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  • A lone LADP officer tells someone to beat it in front os a 20/20 video rental store.
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  • Rioters in downtown Los Angeles overturn a parking Kiosk near LAPD Parker Center. 4/29/1992
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  • National Guard soldiers deploy to the streets of South Central Los Angeles as local area residents look on.
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  • A LAPD police officer stands in front of a looted car stereo business on Crenshaw blvd. in South Central Los Angeles.
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  • West Adams Blvd.
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  • A building burns in mostly hispanic area of Los Angeles, Pico/Union. 7th Street at Union.
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  • A Smart and Final store that was looted and burned to the ground on South Vermont ave. and 36 street near USC.
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  • Rioters near Parker Center, LAPD headquarters, in downtown Los Angeles. 4/29/1992
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  • Riot damage.
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  • Damage to the windows of a Security Pacific Bank in downtown LA.
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  • Two men loot from a Smart and Final store burned down by rioters. Vermont Ave and 36th street near USC.
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