The Watts riots, sometimes referred to as the Watts Rebellion or Watts Uprising,  took place in the Watts neighborhood and its surrounding areas of Los Angeles from August 11 to 16, 1965. On August 11, 1965, Marquette Frye, a 21-year-old African-American man, was pulled over for drunken driving.
- Widespread rioting, looting, assault, arson, protests, firefights, and property damage
- August 11–16, 1965
- Watts, Los Angeles
South Los Angeles, also known as South Central Los Angeles or simply South Central, is a region in southern Los Angeles County, lying mostly within the city limits of Los Angeles, south of downtown . It is "defined on Los Angeles city maps as a 16-square-mile rectangle with two prongs at the south end.”
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Watts Riots of 1965, series of violent confrontations between Los Angeles police and residents of Watts and other predominantly African American neighbourhoods of South-Central Los Angeles that began August 11, 1965, and lasted for six days.
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Aug 11, 2015 · On Saturday, Aug. 14, 1965, California Lt. Gov. Glenn Anderson declared this curfew area in South Los Angeles. It was a crime for most people to be on the streets after 8 p.m. inside the...
From approximately 1920 to 1955, Central Avenue was the heart of the African-American community in Los Angeles, with active rhythm and blues and jazz music scenes. The Watts Riot, 1965, Los Angeles, sometimes referred to as the Watts Rebellion, took place in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles from August 11 to 16, 1965.
Oct 23, 2007 · The Watts Riot, also known as the Watts Rebellion, occurred in Los Angeles, California from August 11 to August 16, 1965. The riot took 34 lives and injured 1,032 people. There were nearly 4,000 arrests and $40 million in property damage in what was until that point, the largest urban rebellion in the United States in the 1960s.