Rodney King Verdict

Title

Rodney King Verdict

Description

On Friday afternoon, more than 400 students from UC San Diego walked out onto Interstate 5 in La Jolla and sat down, blocking all southbound traffic headed for downtown San Diego, according to the California Highway Patrol.

No arrests were made in the two hour sit-in, which ended at 3:30 p.m. when students dispersed after UCSD Chancellor Richard C. Atkinson read a letter addressed to President Bush criticizing the not-guilty verdicts for the four white police officers accused of beating black motorist Rodney King (Gaw, 1992).

Source

Gaw, Jonathan. (1992, May 2). KING CASE AFTERMATH: A CITY IN CRISIS : Relative Calm Prevails in San Diego County : Tension: Police and firefighters respond quickly to firebombings and other incidents of violence. Students stage protests. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from http://articles.latimes.com/1992-05-02/local/me-1178_1_san-diego-police-officers
Image (left): McDowell, Dan (Photographer). (1992, May 4). Chancellor Complies With Two Demands After 1-5 is Occupied. The UCSD Guardian, 76(11). Retrieved from http://library.ucsd.edu/dc/object/bb3618870f
Image (right): Ball of Confusion. (1992, June). Momentum, 1(5). Retrieved from https://library.ucsd.edu/dc/object/bb48134006

Date

1992-05

Coverage

1990s

Comments

Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>