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Rodney King Verdict
Date Created and/or Issued
May 1992
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UC San Diego, Library, Digital Library Development Program
Tell Us How UC It: History of Student Activism Timeline
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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 Image: McDowell, Dan (Photographer). (1992, May 4). Chancellor Complies With Two Demands After 1-5 is Occupied. The UCSD Guardian, 76(11). Retrieved from Image: Ball of Confusion. (1992, June). Momentum, 1(5). Retrieved from
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).
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