On April 29th 1992, the intersection of Florence and Normandie avenues in south Los Angeles became a flashpoint for one of the worst rioting in U.S. history.

It was the site where Reginald Denny, a white trucker, was savagely attacked by a mob following the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police officers charged in the beating of Rodney King, an African-American.

When the rioting was over, more than 3,000 structures and businesses were destroyed, leaving $1 billion in property damage and 54 people killed.

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