The 1992 Los Angeles Riots were a civil disturbance caused by the acquittance of five police officers who violently beat Rodney King while attempting to arrest him and his partner. Many people came down to protest, but, the people eventually got out of hand.
Over the next five days, many people burned down buildings and set fire to cars, and 53 people were killed by other rioters and as many as over 2,000 were injured. The military forces and local police officers eventually stopped the rioters after the National Guard arrived and eventually calmed the rioters. Many people were killed in shootouts between rioters and police and military officers.