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Los Angeles Riots of 1992(62 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.
  • The skyline of downtown Los Angeles is seen in the background of a burned down apartment building on Olympic Blvd. in the Pico/Union area of Los Angeles.
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  • A row of businesses that where burned and looted on W. Adams Blvd.
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  • A group of children walk on a sidewalk on W. Adams Blvd. past several burned down businesses.
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  • Residents of South Central Los Angeles clean up after the rioting on S.Vermont Ave.
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  • A woman pushing a stroller with her daughter on Vermont Ave in South Central Los Angeles. 5/1/1992
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  • National Guard soldiers armed with machine guns and grenade launchers, hold a line on Crenshaw blvd. in South Central L.A.
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  • National Guard soldiers armed with machine guns and grenade launchers, hold a line on Crenshaw blvd. in South Central L.A.
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  • Looting on Beverly Blvd. and Vermont Ave. My fingers are in the foreground of the photo. Was using a paper bag with a hole in it to disguise my camera from looters.
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  • Several businesses looted and burn by rioters in South Central Los Angeles.
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  • Local volunteers clean up riot damage inside a business on South Vermont Ave South Central LA.
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  • A row of businesses that where burned and looted on S.Vermont Ave in South Central Los Angeles.
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  • Residents in the Pico/Union area of Los Angeles band together to extinguish fires set by rioters.
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  • Armed National Guard soldiers hold a line in front of a post office in South Central L.A.. Today is the first of the month, and government assistance checks are needed to reach residents of South Central Los Angeles.
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  • Armed National Guard soldiers hold a line in front of a post office in South Central L.A. Today is the first of the month, and government assistance checks are needed to reach residents of South Central Los Angeles.
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  • South Central LA residents gather on a street corner to ask fellow residents to stop the violence and rioting.
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  • Businesses damaged by rioting in South Central LA.
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  • A row of businesses that where burned and looted on S.Vermont Ave in South Central Los Angeles.
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  • A row of businesses that where burned and looted on S.Vermont Ave in South Central Los Angeles.
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  • A Trak Auto store is looted and burned on Washington Blvd. near Norton Ave.
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  • The Pathfinder bookstore on the 2500 block of Pico Blvd.burns down in the Pico/Union area of Los Angeles.
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  • A masked rioter burning a US flag over a palm tree that was set ablaze at the 101 freeway in downtown. 4/29/1992
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  • Presidential candidate Bill Clinton inspects riot damage at Vermont Ave and 9th street in Koreatown.
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  • View from inside a car of a business burning down in the Pico/Union area of Los Angeles.
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  • A LAPD officer in front of a looted record store on Crenshaw Blvd in South Central L.A.
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  • A young child stands in front of a riot damaged building on W. Adams Blvd. in South Los Angeles.
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