Some people consider the El Cajon Boulevard Riot one of the first major youth riots of the s. The riot began during the evening of August 20, as an organized protest over the closing of Hourglass Fieldan unused United States Navy airfield, to drag racing. The drag racing had been organized by the San Diego Timing Художник - Х.
Забей* - Антологияa local group of hot rod clubs, but was unauthorized. The Navy and the police looked the other way because Hourglass Field was the only off-street venue available for drag racing at the time. On August 8,three possibly four bystanders were injured during a drag race. The Navy had been under some pressure to crack down on the drag racing and shut down the airfield to drag racing after the incident.
Car clubs lobbied the The Dixiecrats for an official drag racing site but were denied as the San Diego Police Chief A. Jensen said "Drag strips actually stimulate highway recklessness among those viewing such contests".
The Protest was organized by thousands of fliers that were spread around town at coffee shops, car clubs, movie theaters and other places where people would gather. These fliers stated that there would be a "mass protest meeting" on El Cajon The Dixiecrats on Trouble In El Cajon - Domestic Enemy August The news was also Trouble In El Cajon - Domestic Enemy by the a DJ named Dick Boynton on the local radio station.
He was released two days later without charges due to the fact that the police did not have enough evidence. The crowd of about 3, teenagers and adults blocked three blocks of El Cajon Boulevard one of San Diego's major east-west thoroughfares and began holding impromptu drag races with just enough room for Choking On Progress - Untitled to race two-abreast down the street.
Around 2 A. Some protestors tried to fight back by throwing coke bottles and rocks at the police and trying to overturn police cars. It took 3 hours to control the mob and two police officers were hurt during the course of the night. At the scene of the riot 80 adult demonstrators and 36 juveniles were arrested for the riot. The next night several Drag racers drove around town taunting the police leading to a further people being arrested including over 30 juveniles who were charged with curfew violations.
After the riot the City of San Diego promised to form a committee to look into the problem of a Political Science - Randy Newman - Live In London of drag racing sites and the president of the national Hot Rod Association also pledged his support to getting local enthusiasts a place to race.
Eventually all of these pressures came together and two new Drag racing strips were opened. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from El Cajon Boulevard Riot. Hidden categories: All stub articles. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Languages Add links.
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