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Aug 11, 1965. A minor clash between the California Highway Patrol and two young blacks set off six days of riots in the Watts area of LosAngeles. Thirty-four deaths were reported and more than 3,000 people werearrested. Damage to property was listed at $ 40 million. The less-immediate cause of the disturbance, and the others that followed, was racial tension between whites and blacks in American society.

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