A riot broke out as a result of a police raid on a the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village. Members of the gay community clashed with police over the next few days. The protests over mistreatment and oppression sparked a wider movement for gay rights.
The Weathermen, a radical faction of Students for a Democratic Society, organized three “Days of Rage” in Chicago. Protestors rioted in the streets, destroying property and clashing with police. Almost three hundred people were arrested.