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Cleveland reflects on riots, 50 years on

This Monday, on the first day of the Republican Convention in Cleveland, the Poor People's march in the Hough neighbourhood, commemorates the Hough riots of July 1966, fifty years ago.

Four African Americans were killed and 30 injured, with hundreds arrested.

Still today, Cleveland, and particularly the Hough neighbourhood, is a microcosm of economic disparity.

The BBC went to Hough and talked to Antar Pierce, a Black Nationalist who took part in the riots and the looting.

The BBC also talked to Antunesia Harris, who heard about it from her parents.

Video by Anna Bressanin.

  • 18 Jul 2016