• Short Summary

    More than 2000 Mexican-American youths, hurling firebombs, rocks and bottles, fought a five-hour battle with Los Angeles police on Wednesday night (September 16).

  • Description

    More than 2000 Mexican-American youths, hurling firebombs, rocks and bottles, fought a five-hour battle with Los Angeles police on Wednesday night (September 16). This latest outbreak of racial violence in the city erupted at the end of a parade celebrating Mexico's Independence Day.

    Police reported that a sheriff's deputy and two men were wounded by snipers during the rioting.

    The trouble started after the parade, when several thousand Mexican-Americans were refused permission to stage a rally at a college in their section of the city. Demonstrating youths also claimed they were protesting against police "brutality".

    Their protests quickly expanded into a full-scale battle with 500 police and sheriff's deputies, which raged around a residential park -- about a mile from the scene of last month's riots, during which two people died.

    Three cars were burned and a book store destroyed before order was restored. At least 41 people were arrested during the rioting. Property damage was estimated at over 100,000 dollars (over GBP41,000 Sterling).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8GO460Y7WIFPPFAEWEYFSQEW0
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GO460Y7WIFPPFAEWEYFSQEW0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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