Following more than a year of diplomatic conflict between the US and Panama, US military forces invaded Panama. The invasion was widely condemned by the international community, but President Bush justified the action as a measure to protect American citizens in Panama, fight Panamanian drug trafficking, protect the neutrality of the Panama Canal, remove General Manuel Noriega, and restore democratic government.
More than seventy-five major race riots occured in 1967. The largest was in Detroit and began when police raided an after-hours bar. The violence in Detroit lasted for five days, during which thirty-four people were killed and seven thousand arrested.
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.