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Police officers arrive of the scene of looting on West Madison Avenue, between North Western Avenue and Oakley Boulevard during the West Side Riots, Chicago, Illinois, early April 1968. The riots, which began in the aftermath of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, caused widespread property damage (estimated at more than 10 million dollars), left thousands homeless and hundreds injured, and resulted in the deaths of 11 people. (Photo by Robert Abbott Sengstacke/Getty Images)

Police officers arrive of the scene of looting on West Madison Avenue, between North Western Avenue and Oakley Boulevard during the West Side Riots, Chicago, Illinois, early April 1968. The riots, which began in the aftermath of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, caused widespread property damage (estimated at more than 10 million dollars), left thousands homeless and hundreds injured, and resulted in the deaths of 11 people. (Photo by Robert Abbott Sengstacke/Getty Images)