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Saturday, 28 April 2012

LA riots: 20 years later, not much has changed

It has been 20 years since one of the deadliest and costliest urban uprisings in American history. Many parts of Los Angeles have been rebuilt since the 1992 riots, but believe it or not, there are some parts of the city that have been unable to fully recover over the past two decades. The six days of violence ended with 53 deaths and more than $1 billion in damage, but it was much more than an angry reaction to the Rodney King verdict. Many of the underlying conditions, which led to the rioting, are the same or worse today.

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