Saturday, April 29, marks the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots. Some in the city now call what transpired “the uprising” or “the rebellion.”
It all started following the acquittal of four police officers who were caught on video beating an unarmed black man, Rodney King.
Amidst widespread arson and looting, more than 60 people were killed, hundreds more were injured and at least 1,000 businesses were damaged or destroyed. Estimates put the damage around $1 billion.