Watts Riots 1965 (1 Viewer)

Ivan Drago

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IMAGE #1>Demonstrators push over a police car, Watts riots, August 1965.

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IMAGE #2>A sign on a street in Watts reads, “Turn Left or Get Shot.”

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IMAGE #3>A group of men walking down the street are confronted by state troopers with bayonets, August 1965.

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IMAGE #4>Police search motorists for weapons during the Watts riot, August 1965.

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IMAGE #5>A man being searched by police during the riots.

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IMAGE #6>Heavyweight boxer Big Train (Amos Lincoln) guards his family’s drug store with a .22 hunting rifle.

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IMAGE #7>Police arresting a man on the second night of the riots.

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IMAGE #8>A policeman speaks to women who lost their homes in the Watts riots. While homes were not specifically targeted, many homes were close to buildings that were set on fire and were destroyed when the fires spread.

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IMAGE #9>National Guardsmen force men to stand against the side of a building.

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IMAGE #10>An armed policeman walks past a victim laying on the ground.

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IMAGE #11>A police officer looks down at Bruce Williams, who was shot during the riots.

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IMAGE #12>An armed policeman and a man injured during the riots.

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IMAGE #13>A policeman searches a car during the Watts riots.

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IMAGE #14>Armed police force rioters to lay face down on the street.

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IMAGE #15>Police drag a man out of a looted store.

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IMAGE #16>Armed members of the National Guard marching toward burning buildings.

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IMAGE #17>A member of the National Guard stands among the rubble after the Watts riots, leaning against a street sign, smoking a cigarette.

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IMAGE #18>Two young men run from a looted store, carrying lamps.

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IMAGE #19>Exhausted National Guardsmen fall asleep under the “battery quick charge” sign at a Watts gas station.

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IMAGE #20>Two soldiers of the National Guard sit on a bench in the middle of a street in Watts as they watch over the area. Los Angeles Public Library.

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Ivan Drago

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IMAGE #21>A group of National Guardsmen in the western area of the Watts district take their positions.

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IMAGE #22>A member of the California National Guard patrols 103rd Street, Watts business district. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times.

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IMAGE #23>Lee Benson, 184th Infantry, on the lookout for snipers.

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IMAGE #24>Armed members of the National Guard aim their guns during the Watts riots.

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IMAGE #25>Members of California’s 40th Armored Division direct traffic away from a burning area of Los Angeles.

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IMAGE #26>A truck convoy moves into the Watts district under orders to stop the riots.

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IMAGE #27>Burning Buildings During the Watts Riots.

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IMAGE #28>Firefighters try to put out a fire, August 15, 1965.

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IMAGE #29>A jeep of National Guardsmen drive down a street in Watts that is reduced to rubble.

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IMAGE #30>Photograph of an overturned vehicle, August 13, 1965.

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IMAGE #31>Fightfighter putting out a fire at a shoe store.

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IMAGE #32>A man uses a bulldozer to start cleaning debris after the riots were over.

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IMAGE #33>A man pushes two brooms to clean the sidewalk after the riots.

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IMAGE #34>A group of children play in the rubble after the riots.

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