Benton Harbor riots

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The city of Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA has had two major riots.


On August 30, 1966, due to a fatal shooting,[1] residents rioted for six days. Governor George W. Romney dispatched troops from the Michigan National Guard, who stood down on September 5.[2][3]


Riots occurred in Benton Harbor in 2003. [4]

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Benton Harbor also experienced rioting in 1960, 1967, and 1990.[3]


  1. ^ "Negro Crowd Stones Cars in Michigan". Chicago Tribune. 1966-09-01. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  2. ^ History of the Michigan National Guard: The Tumultuous 1960s: Benton Harbor, 1966, State of Michigan website.
  3. ^ a b Ast, William F. III (2003-06-19). "Violence brings back bad memories for some". The Herald-Palladium. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
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