Los Angeles: The Chicano Riot

It was supposed to be a quiet rally of Mexican Americans against the war in Viet Nam, but it ended in violence and tragedy. Shortly after noon, some 7,000 Chicanos started marching along Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles to Laguna Park, where the rally was to climax. But so many people jammed into a liquor store next to the park that soon the harassed clerks were unable to wait on them; some of the customers walked out without paying for their bottles. When sheriff's deputies began arresting the casual looters, rocks...