20 Years Later: Live-Tweeting the L.A. Riots as They Happened

Tweets from @RealTimeLARiots correspond to date and time from 1992.

By Jorge Rivas Apr 25, 2012

As part of KNBC’s 20th anniversary coverage of the L.A. Riots they’re live-tweeting the events that led to the civil unrest in Los Angeles. Each @RealTimeLARiots tweet corresponds to the actual date and time (sometimes down to the minute) of each major event as it unfolded back in 1992. Currently, the account is chronicling the end of the trial of four police officers accused of beating Rodney King. On April 29 at 3:15 p.m., the verdict will be announced and the account will shift focus to the riots, complete with archive footage, photos and breaking news from around Los Angeles.