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March 14, 1992 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Next to the videotape of the Rodney King beating, the murkily recorded scuffle between Korean shopkeeper Soon Ja Du and 15-year-old Latasha Harlins has been the most recurrent sight on TV's evening news ever since they struggled over a bottle of orange juice in Koreatown in March, 1991. Harlins was fatally wounded in the incident, which once again brought to a flashpoint the tensions that for years have been simmering between the Korean and African-American communities in Los Angeles.
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March 14, 1992 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Next to the videotape of the Rodney King beating, the murkily recorded scuffle between Korean shopkeeper Soon Ja Du and 15-year-old Latasha Harlins has been the most recurrent sight on TV's evening news ever since they struggled over a bottle of orange juice in Koreatown in March, 1991. Harlins was fatally wounded in the incident, which once again brought to a flashpoint the tensions that for years have been simmering between the Korean and African-American communities in Los Angeles.
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