Get your monkey a** outa here boy!
Before the Watts Riots, Watts was a below average community which was predominately African-American.
1 out of every 3 people in Watts were unemployed. The one to two bedroom houses usually had 2-3 families living in them at a time.
During this time African-Americans were under heavy racial discrimination, and police brutality was at a high.
On August 11th, 1965, Marquette Frye was stopped for a field test for drunkness. Things took an aggressive turn as cops began to beat Frye and manhandle a black woman in a crowd of angry bystanders.
The crowd then turned into a MOB of about 1,500. They threw rocks and bricks. They also overturned cars and set them on fire.
The rioting and looting lasted for six days. The aftermath of the chaos caused millions of dollars in damage.
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