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What kind of rifle is that?
About the 1967 Newark riots:
>In the decades leading up to the riots, deindustrialization and suburbanization were major contributors to changes in Newark’s demographics. White middle-class residents left for other towns across North Jersey, in one of the largest examples of white flight in the country. Due to the legislation of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, white veterans, who had just returned from fighting in World War II, began to emigrate from Newark to the suburbs where there was improved access to interstate highways, low-interest mortgages, and colleges.  The outflow suburban sprawl of white veterans from Newark was rapidly replaced with an influx of black people moving into the Central Ward; the black people, however, faced discrimination in jobs and housing, ultimately making their lives more likely to fall into a cycle of poverty. By 1967, Newark was one of the United States’ first majority-black cities, but was still controlled by white politicians.
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That’s crazy, must have been a truly insurrectionary situation for them to have the guts to fight back in such a direct way in a country that hates you and whose repressive system is particularly merciless against you and has such a general approval. Historical particularities aside, I can think of the Jewish ghetto uprisings or anti-apartheid guerrillas.
Was it any organized and was there any fear of that kind of attacks to spread through America?
All the riot accomplished was to destroy Newark as a functional city. It never recovered.
That rifle is a Steyr M95 carbine. It might have been rechambered, but the original ammo was 8x56R, which is a somewhat rare ammo.