CultureHISTORY: The Los Angeles Uprising - 25th Anniversary (Pt. 2) - April 29, 2017
Photos and captions via the Los Angeles Times, LA Daily News, AP and CBS News. (Pt 1)
- April 30, 1992 National Guardsman stands at alert near graffiti that spells out support for Rodney King.
- Cornelius Pettus, owner of Payless market, throws a bucket of water on the flames at next-door business Ace Glass on 4/30/1992. Hyungwon Kang / Los Angeles Times.
- Two Korean men stand on the roof of a grocery store with rifles to prevent looters from entering the store. April 30, 1992, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John Gaps III)
- Tony Meeks, left, loads a pistol to help Norman Simples protect his store at Vermont and Manchester avenues while they wait for help from the National Guard on May 1, 1992.
- An LAPD officer trains his weapon on men arrested for looting as a State Police officer handcuffs one of them on 5/1/1992 on Martin Luther King Blvd. near Vermont Avenue.
- May 1, 1992 – “Can’t we all just get along?” - Rodney King meets the press outside his lawyer’s office in Beverly Hills . King asked that the killing, looting and destruction that his case against the LAPD caused would stop.
- “This man approached a line of police officers and gave them conciliatory words, telling them that they had no idea how angry the people in his community had become.” - May 1, 1992. (Photo by John McCoy / Los Angeles Daily News)
- Actor Edward James Olmos uses a dumpster and broom in an effort to start cleaning up in South Central Los Angeles on May 1, 1992. (AP Photo/John Gaps III)
- Bobby Wade holds a sign asking for peace at the corner of Pico Blvd. and Fairfax on 5/1/1992.