I remember 1968 well, so well I've tried to avoid most coverage of the riots over the past few days.
There is one subtle difference I notice between then and now: the rioters are integrated. In 1968 the rioters were all black. Now they seem to be the majority but there's some whites (and perhaps Latinos and Asians, but I don't know that) shown as well.
I think that's a significant detail showing the distance between then and now.