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The Chicano Moratorium: 50 Years Later

On Aug. 29, 1970, more than 20,000 demonstrators marched through East Los Angeles for the National Chicano Moratorium Against the Vietnam War. But the protest for peace devolved into conflict between demonstrators and sheriff’s deputies. By day’s end, hundreds were arrested and trailblazing Latino journalist Ruben Salazar was dead.

The events and emotions of that chaotic day still reverberate in L.A.’s Latino community 50 years later.

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