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Detroit Riots 1967 82nd Airborne
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keywords: detroit riots 1967, social unrest and protest, riot control, 82nd airborne
Synopsis: The aftermath of the Detroit Riots also know as the 12th Street Riot after police attempted to execute a raid on an unlicensed after-hours drinking club in a predominately black neighborhood...(read more)
- Date: 1967
- Duration: 00:22:37
- Sound: No
- Color: Color
- Type: Public Domain
- Language: English
- Location: United States
Detroit Riots 1967 - 82nd Airborne
They found over 80 people inside holding a party for two returning Vietnam veterans and attempted to arrest everyone on the scene. While the police awaited a "clean-up crew" to transport the ones arrested, a crowd gathered around the establishment in protest. After the last police car left, a small group of men who were angry and upset because the drinking club was closed lifted up the bars of an adjacent clothing store and broke the windows.
From this point on further vandalism escalated. Looting and fires spread through the Northwest side of Detroit, then crossed over to the East Side. Within 48 hours, the National Guard was mobilized, followed by the 82nd airborne on the riot's fourth day. As police and military troops sought to regain control of the city, violence escalated. At the conclusion of 5 days of rioting, 43 people lay dead, 1189 injured and over 7000 people had been arrested.
Unedited footage July 26, 1967:
82nd Airborne Troops departing from a building somewhere in the riot area, the soldiers have weapons. Soldiers move out in jeeps after briefing. Troops jump out of jeep and fan out looking for snipers. CU PAN view of the burned-out, gutted stores along one of the streets in the riot area. Various traveling shots of looted and burned out stores from jeep. MS Large crowd of African American on a street corner with troops standing around jeeps. CU of soldier on patrol in residential area, smoke rising BG. Scene of smoking, burning house.
Group of soldiers around a jeep as crowd of Black people gather across the street. Black 82nd Airborne Sargent talking on radio. Soldiers carry rifles with fixed bayonets. MS of Blacks gathered on street corner.
CU Troops asleep in one of the buildings used as quarters. CU of soldier reading Holiday Magazine, others playing cards. CU of Airborne patch and three stripes on sleeve of soldier's uniform. CU of soldier asleep in jeep next to radio.
Scene of bivouac area shot from helicopter taking off. Low aerial view of burned out stores, some still smoking. Various aerial shots of riot area and surrounding areas of Detroit. A to G LA PAN views of the residential areas, riot areas, gutted homes, homes burnt to the ground and stores gutted and still smoldering. A to G MCU Large amount of brick homes in one block area burnt to the ground; flames are still shooting from broken gas main or gas pipe.
CU, Pilot at the controls of the helicopter in flight over the riot area. A to G MS Looking out the doorway of the helicopter as the helicopter comes in for a landing; a very large grassy area is seen in the FG. Helicopter touches down in the parking area at an unidentified base containing several UH-1B helicopters.