• Short Summary

    Rioting broke out in the Livernois Fenkell area of Detroit, U.S.A. on Monday night (28?

  • Description

    Rioting broke out in the Livernois Fenkell area of Detroit, U.S.A. on Monday night (28 July) following the shooting of a black youth by white barman.

    The youth, 18-year-old Obie Wynn, was after the bar-owner had accused him and his companies of tempering with a car. He later died in hospital.

    The incident sparked off a night of rock-throwing, fire-bombing and looting after several hundred angry black youths began roaming the area, clashing with police. An estimated five hundred extra policemen were drafted into the Detroit West side area to quell the violence.

    By daybreak on Wednesday (29 July), the trouble was reported to have died down. Police later said they had arrested thirty three people during the valence, most of them accuse of looting after a number of shop windows had been smashed.

    Detroit's black mayor, Calamine Young, arrived on the scene shortly after the rioting began. He later said that at no time did the situation look like a repetition of the 1967 violence in the city, in which 43 people died and millions of dollars' worth of property was destroyed.

    This film is serviced with a commentary by T.V.N. reporter Roger Scats. A transcript follows overleaf.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3C0009H83B99KFBTI2PJQ1RNO
    Media URN:
    VLVA3C0009H83B99KFBTI2PJQ1RNO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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