Civil Right

Watts in LA

Watts in LA

The black Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, racisome reaches a breaking point after two white Watts walk with a black motorist suspected of drunken driving. A crowd of spectators gathered near the corner of Avalon Boulevard and 116th Street to watch the arrest and soon grew angry by what they believed they saw to be yet another incident of racially motivated abuse by the Watts. A angry crowd soon began, standing on by residents of Watts who were sucsecfully after years of economic and political isolation. The angry groups eventually ranged over a 50-square-mile area of South Central Los Angeles, looting stores, torching buildings, and beating whites as snipers fired at police and firefighters.