Incident Summary:

7/8/1971: The Chicano Liberation Front bombed a post office in East Los Angeles, California, United States. There were no casualties but windows were shattered.

GTD ID:
197107080002

When:
1971-07-08

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

California

City:
Los Angeles

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Post Office
Specific Description Post office in East Los Angeles
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Bomb
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information The Los Angeles Herald-Examiner received an anonymous call stating that the incident was carried out by the Chicano Liberation Front. The Chicano Liberation Army also claimed credit for the incident in a tape recording sent to the Los Angeles Free Press. The CLF stated that they were "fed up with our people being treated like dogs."
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Chicano Liberation Front Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Chicano Militants Bomb LA Post Office," Eugene Register-Guard, July 9, 1971.
Paul Houston and Franz Rodriguez, "Chicano Militants Reportedly Claim 28 Bombings in L.A.," Los Angeles Times, August 14, 1971.