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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.
  • Looters enter a store in South Central Los Angeles.<br />
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Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
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Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • A National Guard soldier in front of a Ralph's Grocery Store on Crenshaw Ave in South Central Los Angeles.<br />
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Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • Graffiti on a wall in South Central Los Angeles.<br />
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Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • A National Guard soldiers stands guard outside a Boys Market supermarket in South Central LA..Several National Guard soldiers have yet to receive ammo for their weapons.<br />
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Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • A mini-mall in L.A.'s Koreatown burned to the ground.<br />
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Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • A mini-mall is looted and burned in South Central Los Angeles.<br />
<br />
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • Several area residents attempt to put out a fire in the mostly hispanic area of Los Angeles, Pico/Union.<br />
<br />
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • A Trak Auto store is looted and burned on Washington Blvd. near Norton.<br />
<br />
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • Graffiti on a business in South Central Los Angeles.<br />
<br />
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • Rioters overturn and burn a parking kiosk near Parker Center, LAPD headquarters, in downtown Los Angeles.<br />
<br />
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • Ted Koppel of Nightline rides along with gang members in South Central LA. He is doing a story on a potential gang truce.<br />
<br />
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • View from inside a car of a business burning down in the Pico/Union area of Los Angeles.<br />
<br />
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • A row of businesses that where burned and looted in South Central Los Angeles<br />
<br />
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • A row of businesses that where burned and looted in South Central Los Angeles.<br />
<br />
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • A row of businesses that where burned and looted in South Central Los Angeles.<br />
<br />
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • A LAPD officer tells a looter to move on from a video business in South Central LA.<br />
<br />
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • South Central LA residents gather on a street corner to ask fellow residents to stop the violence and rioting.<br />
<br />
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • Damage to the windows of a Security Pacific Bank in downtown LA.<br />
<br />
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • Residents in the Pico/Union area of Los Angeles band together to extinguish fires set by rioters.<br />
<br />
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • Local volunteers clean up riot damage inside a business in South Central LA.<br />
<br />
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • Several businesses looted and burn by rioters in South Central Los Angeles.<br />
<br />
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • Looting on Beverly Blvd. Near 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.<br />
<br />
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • Armed with machine guns and grenade launchers, National Guard soldiers hold a line on Crenshaw blvd. in South Central L.A..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. 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.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • Armed with machine guns and grenade launchers, National Guard soldiers hold a line on Crenshaw blvd. in South Central L.A.<br />
<br />
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG
  • The Pathfinder bookstore on the 2500 block of Pico Blvd.burns down in the Pico/Union area of Los Angeles.<br />
<br />
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992<br />
Los Angeles has undergone several days of rioting due to the acquittal of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.<br />
Hundreds of businesses were burned to the ground and over 55 people have been killed.
    LARiots1992...JPG


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