A group of violent disturbances in Watts, a largely black section of Los Angeles, in 1965. Over thirty people died in the Watts riots, which were the first of several serious clashes between black people and police in the late 1960s.
Note: Los Angeles was the scene of another riot in 1992, triggered by the acquittal of white police officers accused of beating an African-American man named Rodney King.
“The Path to Fury” was the first, recalling the watts riots of 1965.
Los Angeles had been on edge all day with memories of the Rodney King and watts riots surfacing.