Looting, broken windows at McDonalds, Soul Brother graffiti, a burning Safeway, riot gear everywhere and skies filled with smoke – THE RIOT IS ON. After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, riots broke out in black neighborhoods in Washington D.C. and all across the country. Watch original color footage from the riots from April 4th, 968 as thousands of police & U.S. soldiers from the 3rd Infantry patrol the streets in an attempt to stop looters and allow medical aid workers and firefighters to work.
Length: 47 Minutes
After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, riots broke out in black communities across Washington D.C. and all over the country. This film documents the riots in D.C. on April 4th, 1968. The film includes footage of broken store windows, people looting, and buildings engulfed in flames.