Today is the anniversary of Ruben Salazar’s death. 

In 1970, Latinos marched in East Los Angeles to protest the number of Hispanic casualties in Vietnam. An estimated 25,000 people turned out for the National Chicano Moratorium, the largest political assembly of Mexican-Americans to date. It was a peaceful gathering until the Los Angeles Police Department showed up to investigate reports of looting. Then the protest turned violent, and when the smoke cleared, three people were dead, including journalist Ruben Salazar.

Read more about Ruben’s story here and here.

Today is the anniversary of Ruben Salazar’s death. 

In 1970, Latinos marched in East Los Angeles to protest the number of Hispanic casualties in Vietnam. An estimated 25,000 people turned out for the National Chicano Moratorium, the largest political assembly of Mexican-Americans to date. It was a peaceful gathering until the Los Angeles Police Department showed up to investigate reports of looting. Then the protest turned violent, and when the smoke cleared, three people were dead, including journalist Ruben Salazar.

Read more about Ruben’s story here and here.

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