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L.A. riots begin after four white officers are acquitted of the beating of Rodney King
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The first race riots in decades erupt in South Central Los Angeles after a jury acquits four white police officers for the videotaped beating of African American Rodney King. In the four days of violence, 55 people are killed, 2,383 others injured and more than 8,000 arrested.
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