1971 Pharr Riot – Roberto Flores Loredo Interview
by: Chuy Ramirez
Posted: January 31, 2021
Video: 1971 Pharr Riot - Roberto Loredo
Interview Date: 01/20/2021
Alonzo Loredo Flores tragically lost his life during the Pharr Riot. Flores was a bystander as were most in that community who watched in horror as police officers chased young men through the streets, guns and shotguns drawn like in a Western flick. Loredo Flores was Robert Loredo’s first cousin. Robert Loredo helps us place the events of that day in context: the segregated communities which still existed and corporal punishment in the public schools for daring speak Spanish on school campuses.