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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2012 | By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
They were not even born at the time their city erupted in flames, violence and rage against a system that would not convict Los Angeles police officers of brutally beating a black man. But high school students Jiaya Ingram, Ashley Torres and Jessica Maldonado have been gripped by accounts of the 1992 Los Angeles riots as they learn about them through poetry and plays, readings and recollections of their parents and others. They say they felt shock over police actions, horror over the mob violence and an uneasy feeling that it could happen again, particularly as unarmed African Americans are killed, most recently in Florida, Oklahoma and Pasadena.
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WORLD
August 11, 2011 | By Janet Stobart, Los Angeles Times
Haggard lawyers rushed around searching for clients or killed time waiting for paperwork Thursday at Westminster Magistrates Court in central London while bewildered defendants facing riot-related charges wondered about their fate. Inevitable delays interrupted proceedings as an overloaded court system attempted to cope with crowded basement cells and a constant stream of security vans carrying defendants mainly accused of offenses such as looting and violent behavior. "Chaos reigns downstairs," one defense lawyer told presiding Judge Daphne Wickham.
WORLD
April 19, 2011 | By Robyn Dixon and Aminu Abubakar, Los Angeles Times
International observers declared Nigeria's weekend presidential election the fairest in decades. But riots across the north Monday and the loser's unwillingness to accept the results undercut this divided nation's bid to move toward orderly democracy. The violence underscored the West African nation's deep sectarian divisions. Enraged youths in the mainly Muslim north, stronghold of defeated candidate Muhammadu Buhari, burned down the home of any northern leader seen as collaborating with Goodluck Jonathan, the victorious incumbent from the mainly Christian south.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2012 | By Nita Lelyveld, Los Angeles Times
HONOLULU - Craig Fujii spent the night of April 29, 1992, in two increasingly chaotic L.A. emergency rooms. On his right temple throbbed a large, ugly lump, striped with swollen veins. His head hurt, he kept saying, over and over. The young Associated Press photographer had been beaten up at Florence and Normandie. Someone had yanked off his cameras. He'd been kicked, his glasses smashed. As he was finally being seen at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, firefighters in bloodied gear rushed in with one of their own who had been shot in the face.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1992
The King affair and its aftermath give new meaning to the quote, "Jesus wept." PEG RICHIE Huntington Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1992
Americans have long called civil disorder of the sort seen in the Los Angeles riots, riots. Take as an example the draft riots in New York City during the Civil War. Poor Irish immigrants felt themselves more heavily burdened in fighting the war than the rich, who could purchase a substitute. Sandra Cox, Mafundi Jitahadi, and the others who insist on the more politically correct words insurrection , uprising , and even the hopelessly hokey intifada , once more lose credibility by calling for a second-class system of morals for people in the riot-torn areas.
NEWS
November 12, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Riots erupted after an independence movement leader was kidnapped and killed in Irian Jaya. Villagers found the body of Theys Eluay, 64, in his wrecked car in a ravine 18 miles east of the provincial capital, Jayapura. Police said he appeared to have been strangled. There were no clear suspects, they said. Eluay's widow, Yaneke, blamed the Indonesian military. Police said Eluay was killed after dining with local army commanders Saturday night.
NEWS
June 20, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The government has banned all demonstrations in the capital, Algiers, following fierce rioting last week during a massive pro-democracy demonstration. For two months, the military-backed government has been grappling with violent protests that have left at least 55 people dead. The unrest began among ethnic Berbers in the eastern Kabyle region but has spread to Algiers. Three police officers were reported killed and dozens of people hurt Monday during riots in Kabyle.
WORLD
June 13, 2011 | By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
Chinese authorities struggled to restore order Monday after migrant workers, angry over the manhandling of a pregnant vendor, overturned police cars, smashed windows and set fires near the southern manufacturing hub of Guangzhou. It began as a run-of-the mill altercation Friday night when city authorities tried to clear the migrants, who are from Sichuan province, as they hawked produce in front of a supermarket in Zengcheng, on the outskirts of Guangzhou. But the ferocity of the rioting over the weekend exposed the fragility of social order in the nation.
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