DC Uprising: A timeline of the 1968 riots

The National Guard were called out to quell rioting that broke out in Washington following the news of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., April 6, 1968. (AP Photo)(AP/Anonymous)

WASHINGTON — Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stepped out on a hotel balcony in Memphis and was felled by an assassin’s bullet. The killing sparked unrest in the nation’s capital and hundreds of cities nationwide. Track how the aftermath of King’s killing played out on the streets of D.C. in our timeline of events above.

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