Fifty years ago, the Chicano Moratorium sought to underscore the costs of the Vietnam War among Latinos. What started out as a peaceful demonstration ended violently. Riot-clad police attacked the crowd, and the crowd pushed back. When it was all over, 400 people were arrested, and four people were dead. One of those killed was Los Angeles Times reporter and KMEX news director Rubén Salazar.
Remembering the 1970 Chicano Moratorium
From this Episode:
Remembering the Chicano Moratorium and legacy of journalist Rubén Salazar
Fifty years ago, the Chicano Moratorium sought to underscore the costs of the Vietnam War among Latinos.
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