Thursday, April 26, 2012

Follow the Rodney King Verdict and L.A. Riots in Real Time on Twitter

Real Time LA Riots

If you haven't already, start following KNBC 4's Real Time LA Riots Twitter feed as we move closer to the 20th anniversary of the Rodney King verdict. It was April 29, 1992 when the not guilty verdict sparked days of civil unrest in our city. The Twitter feed is following deliberations in real time, as if Twitter had existed during those dark days in 1992. More from KNBC:

How would social media help tell the story of Rodney King and the Los Angeles Riots?

As part of NBC4's 20th anniversary coverage, we've created a Twitter account to remember the Los Angeles Riots in real time.

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.

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