Anniversary of White Night Riots

Earlier we wished Harvey Milk a happy birthday, but today is also the anniversary of a darker day in our history–the White Night riots in San Francisco. The riots occurred after the most lenient sentencing was given to Dan White for the murders of Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone.

For killing the two men, White was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, and ended up only serving 5 years. That didn't sit too well with the community, and the riots resulted in two dozen arrests and hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damages.

Reminisce with this old news report, and if you were there, please share your story.

– Andy

One thought on “Anniversary of White Night Riots

  1. “Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy, it is absolutely essential to it.”
    America has allowed itself to be shepherded by fear and indifference in recent years. I commend the people who took action to call out blatant injustice. Even if it did get out of hand, the message was heard.
    (I was not there, or born yet, but just wish our citizens exercised the power we collectively have)

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