Loss and damage in the city after race riots in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California, during the Civil Rights movement. Night time views of the streets in the largely African American section in Los Angeles. Smoke and flames rise from buildings. Buildings on fire, set by arson during the riots. Interiors and exteriors of the buildings on fire, spanning many city blocks. Policemen arrest two men and lead them away. The devastated areas in the city, and a few buildings which are left intact. Armed National Guard troops in the streets on patrol to prevent further looting and damage. Damaged buildings on either side of the road. The Watts area of the city where a curfew was put into effect. A soldier with a rifle patrols the area. The remains of buildings in the area. Views from a moving vehicle of block after block of gutted and destroyed buildings. A special task force on alert. Policemen come out of a truck and National Guardsmen exit a bus. A helicopter in flight over the area. The police vehicles on the streets, and police in the streets behind makeshift covers for protection.
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