LOOK BACK: Watch archive news coverage of 1991 Crown Heights riots

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Watch WABC/Eyewitness News coverage of the Crown Heights riots from August 19, 1991. (WABC)

The Crown Heights riots made headlines in the region and across the country starting August 19, 1991, and Eyewitness News crews were at the scene bringing live coverage.

The riots stemmed from the deaths of a black child and Jewish student in Brooklyn, which created tension between the two groups. The violence lasted for three days.

Eyewitness News pulled video from its archives to show you our coverage of the events as it happened at the time of the events.

DAY 1 COVERAGE
In the video player above, watch the night-of coverage from August 19, 1991. Tim Minton reported on the riots that night, and his report included reporter Jim Dolan getting attacked while covering the events.

DAY 2 COVERAGE
Watch Tim Minton's report here:
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Watch WABC/Eyewitness News coverage of the Crown Heights riots from August 20, 1991.

DAY 3 COVERAGE
Watch reports from Tim Fleischer and David Novarro here:
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Watch WABC/Eyewitness News coverage of the Crown Heights riots from August 21, 1991 (early edition).



And watch the later report from Tappy Phillips here:
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Watch WABC/Eyewitness News coverage of the Crown Heights riots from August 21, 1991 (late edition).

DAY 5 COVERAGE
Watch early reports from Tim Fleischer and David Novarro here:
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Watch WABC/Eyewitness News coverage of the Crown Heights riots from August 23, 1991.



Ten years after the riots, Eyewitness News reporter Jim Dolan was there when the two families met for the first time. Watch his report here:
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Watch WABC/Eyewitness News coverage 10 years after the Crown Heights riots from August 19, 2001.

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