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.
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Policemen on the show joke about prison riots, bomb threats, and the shooting of unarmed civilians.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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Riots ensued, religion seemed to be forgotten by both parties in the mélée, and several were given time for reflection in prison.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
So also the Sacheverell riots (for they deserve no more honourable name) have much historical value as an index of feeling.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton