Detroit

History of the riots that shook the city of Detroit in 1967, one of the most turbulent years in American history. Also known as the unrest on 12th Street, it all began on the morning of July 23, a few days after the riots. From the Newark ghetto in New Jersey, which left 26 dead and 1,500 wounded, the police conducted a raid on an unlicensed canteen located in a mostly black populated neighborhood. Thinking that at that time it would be half empty, they did not expect to meet 82 people attending a party for two veterans returning from Vietnam. The mood warmed up and everything “went wild” in such a way that both the army and the National Guard had to be deployed. After five days, 43 dead and more than 2,000 wounded, what is considered one of the biggest riots in the history of the United States could be controlled, although the social unrest later spread to several states such as Illinois, North Carolina, Tennessee or Maryland.

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