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Above All That Drama
Above All That Drama
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The 1967 Minneapolis riot was one of the 159 riots that swept across cities in the United States during the "Long Hot Summer of 1967

On 20 July 1967, widespread violence erupted in North Minneapolis, an area known for its Jewish and African American communities. The reported origins vary from the police mishandling a teen dispute over a wig to a pre-meditated plot by Black Panther leader Stokely Carmicheal

.Widespread violence, including rock and bottle-throwing at law enforcement and fires set to businesses along Plymouth Avenue, quickly engulfed the area and lasted three days.

Arthur Naftalin, mayor of Minneapolis, petitioned Minnesota Governor Harold LeVander, for assistance from the Minnesota National Guard. After three days of demonstration, there were 26 arrests, 24 injured, and no deaths. Damage to public and private property totaled $4.2 million.

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