watsonville riots

Johnathan neer

Watsonville

´WATSONVILLE -- Hundreds of white men armed with pistols and clubs roamed the streets of Watsonville for five days in January 1930, beating Filipino fieldworkers and finally, in a shooting on San Juan Road, killing 22-year-old Fermin Tobera´The wastonville riots where violent in San Francisco, Stockton, San Jose and Salinas and outrage in Manila.The opening of a taxi-dance hall, where Filipino men can pay to dance with white girls is this is what stared the Watsonville riots. But violence was all over. clashes between whites and Filipino the bachelor immigrants who replaced earlier and now excluded waves of Chinese and Japanese laborers in the fields. Watson After the riots, a peace settled and the Filipino community became part of the city's For many years, Filipino businesses flourished on lower Main Street.