L.A. Riots: A Look Back 20 Years Later

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“Can’t We All Get Along”

After nearly three straight days of violence, on May 1, 1992, King appeared in a recorded interview and stated, "People, I just want to say … can we all get along?" Broadcast on local and national news programs around the country, the statement would come to define the riots and King’s public image for the moment.

(Photo: REUTERS/Lou Dematteis)

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