FILE - Demonstrators protest the verdict in the Rodney King beating case in front of the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters, April 29, 1992, in Los Angeles.
FILE - Demonstrators protest the verdict in the Rodney King beating case in front of the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters, April 29, 1992, in Los Angeles.

WASHINGTON - The rioting in the U.S. city of Minneapolis after the death of a black man in police custody is just the latest incident of racially charged mayhem to mark the United States since the 1960s.

1965: Los Angeles

An identity check by police on two black men in a car sparks the Watts riots, August 11-17, 1965, in Los Angeles, which leave 34 dead and tens of millions of dollars' worth of damage.

The trouble starts when Marquette Frye and his half brother are stopped by police and taken in for questioning. Several thousand blacks surround the police station and, after a week of arson and looting, the Watts neighborhood is all but destroyed.

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 1965 file photo, firefighters battle a blaze set in a shoe store that collapses in flames during rioting in the Watts district of Los Angeles.

1967: Newark

Two white police officers arrest and beat up a black taxi driver for a minor traffic violation, setting off rioting July 12-17 in Newark, New Jersey. For five days, in stifling summer heat, rioters wreck the district, leaving 26 dead and 1,500 injured.

FILE - Two men carry furniture looted from a store in Newark, New Jersey, July 14, 1967.

1967: Detroit

Race riots in Detroit, Michigan, July 23-27, 1967, kill 43 and leave more than 2,000 injured. Trouble spreads to Illinois, North Carolina, Tennessee and Maryland.

FILE - In this July 1967 file photo, a National Guardsman stands at a Detroit intersection during riots in the city.

1968: King assassination

After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee, violence erupts in 125 cities April 4-11, 1968, leaving at least 46 dead and 2,600 injured. In Washington, then-President Lyndon B. Johnson sends in the 82nd Airborne Division to quell riots.

FILE - In this April 5, 1968 file photo, buildings burn in the northeast section of Washington, set afire during a day of demonstrations and rioting in reaction to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

1980: Miami

The acquittal of four white police officers in Tampa, Florida, on charges of beating a black motorcyclist to death in December 1979 after he rode through a red light sets off a wave of violence in Miami's Liberty City, May 17-20, 1980, leaving 18 dead and more than 300 injured.

FILE - In this May 19, 1980, photo, people walk past ruins in Miami after rioting over the acquittal of four police officers charged with the 1979 beating death of a black man.

1992: Los Angeles

From April 30 to May 1, 1992, riots erupt in Los Angeles, with a toll of at least 59 dead and more than 2,300 injured. The violence was set off by the acquittal of four white police officers who were filmed beating up a black motorist, Rodney King. Violence also breaks out in Atlanta, California, Las Vegas, New York, San Francisco and San Jose.

FILE - A fire burns out of control in South Central Los Angeles April 30, 1992. Hundreds of stores were burned after rioting erupted after the verdicts in the Rodney King case.

2001: Cincinnati

On April 9, 2001, rioting erupts in Cincinnati, Ohio, after the killing of a 19-year-old black man, Timothy Thomas, by a white police officer.

Mayor Charlie Luken lifts a four-night curfew on the city on April 16, after the city's worst rioting in more than 30 years, during which 70 people are injured.

FILE - An anti-police protester stands in front of mounted Cincinnati Police, dressed in riot gear, outside police headquarters during a protest in Cincinnati, April 9, 2001.

2014: Ferguson

Ten days of protests and riots and heavy-handed police tactics in Ferguson, Missouri, take place August 9-19, 2014, after a white officer kills an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown. In late November, the announcement that charges are being dropped against the police officer leads to a new explosion of anger.

A man is detained after a standoff between protesters and police Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.

2015: Baltimore

On April 19, 2015, Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, dies a week after suffering serious spinal injuries in a police van after being arrested by Baltimore officers.

The arrest is captured on video and broadcast, leading to rioting and looting in Baltimore, a city of 620,000 inhabitants, of which nearly two-thirds are black. A state of emergency is declared and the authorities call in troops.

Protestors lay in the street to stage a die-in at Herald Square, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in New York. Several hundred people gathered in New York to protest the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore..

2016: Charlotte

In September 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina, sometimes violent protests break out over the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, 43.

Police say the shooting happened when they saw him hold up a gun as they approached his vehicle after seeing him rolling a marijuana cigarette. His family says he was unarmed.

The authorities impose a curfew and call in troops.

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 photo, protesters shout as they march in the streets of Charlotte, N.C., to protest the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.