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Newark Riots

                          In 1967 in the city of Newark, Jersey a race riot broke out. The riot would last for five days. The cause of the riot was a simple misunderstanding in a way. It began when an African-American cab driver by the name of John Smith was arrested. He was arrested for illegally passing a double parked police car. However, while the arrest was taking place; Mr. Smith was brutally beaten for supposingly resisting arrest. A crowd began to gather around the police station. A rumor began to spread that John had been killed during the altercation, but we have come to know that he was moved to a hospital. A series of riots broke out.