The Week (US)

What did the mob do?

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The attackers looted and ransacked homes, set nearly every structure on fire, and shot men, women, and children; at least one machine gun was reportedly used in the massacre. The terror even rained down from above, as pilots dropped homemade incendiary bombs from crop dusters over the neighborho­od. As many as 300 people were killed, and 1,471 homes were burned or looted. More than 800 were injured, and 8,000 people were left homeless. “I still see Black men being shot, Black bodies lying in the street,” Viola Fletcher, a 107-year-old survivor, recently said in testimony before Congress. “I still see

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