L.A.P.D.

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  • About the riot at the Century Plaza Hotel in 1967, where President Lyndon Johnson was attending a $1000-a-plate fundraising dinner. A large crowd had assembled to protest against the Vietnam War, and the Los Angeles police ordered them to disperse. Then, without allowing the crowd time to do so, the police attacked the protesters and began beating them with clubs. >>
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    Richard - Los Angeles, CA

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  • Windy from Otway, Ohthe cops did NOT even give the protesters time to leave the hotel. shows how much the cops are against protesters when they don't evan RIOT! whatever happened to freedom of speech? still "We,The People" right?
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