Video: Florence & Normandie 1992 and now

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The intersection of Florence and Normandie is considered a flashpoint of the 1992 LA Riots. People gathered at this corner to protest the acquittal of police officers who had beaten Rodney King. It was also on this corner that truck-driver Reginald Denny was dragged out of his cab and beaten, while Americans watched live on TV.

We ask, has the corner changed since 1992?

(Produced by Caitlin Shamberg & Saul Gonzalez; Camera’s Jon Bessire & Keith Bienert; Music courtesy