1970: Chicano Moratorium Committee

The Chicano Moratorium Committee formed in 1970 to protest the disproportionately high number of Chicano drafts and deaths in the Vietnam War. In August, the Committee planned a peaceful anti-war protest in Los Angeles' Eastside. The event turned chaotic after policed clashed with roughly 20,000 protesters, resulting in 150 arrests, 61 injuries and 3 deaths, including high-profile journalist Ruben Salazar.