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Plaque to honor memory of journalist Ruben Salazar
Plaque to honor memory of journalist Ruben Salazar

Ruben Salazar's journalism exposing injustices that faced Mexican Americans in Los Angeles were an inspiration in the 1960s to Chicano activists and organizers such as Rosalio Munoz. On Friday, Munoz, who helped organize the historic 1970 National Chicano Moratorium antiwar protest, was joined by dozens of people at an East Los Angeles park named after Salazar to mark the unveiling of a plaque highlighting the celebrated journalist's legacy. Salazar, 42, a Los Angeles Times and KMEX reporter, was in the Silver Dollar Cafe while covering the 1970 march when he was struck in the head by a tear gas projectile fired by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy. Munoz said that...

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