Riots sparked by an announcement of the lenient sentencing of Dan White for the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk, an openly gay San Francisco supervisor. The events took place on the night of May 21, 1979 in San Francisco. Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Night_riots
Internet Archive - White Night Riot
Short video of the riot and destruction at City Hall.
Wikipedia - White Night riots
What led to the events and the political aftermath.
Bay Area Reporter - Thirty years ago, the White Night riots inflamed San Francisco
Article looking back on what happened and current perspectives. (May 21, 2009)
Last update:July 13, 2009 at 19:39:37 UTC