Hard To Watch, Important To See

Movie: ‘Detroit’
John Boyega is a young security guard in “Detroit.”

In July 1967, against a backdrop of racial unrest in cities across the country, Detroit police raided an unlicensed nightclub where the black community had gathered to celebrate the return of several soldiers from Vietnam. 

As the police rounded up the revelers, a crowd gathered, a bottle was thrown and a few people began breaking store windows and looting the contents. At first the police stood by, expecting the discord to settle down on its own, but by morning the Michigan State Police and National Guard had been called.

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