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USA: Looting and unrest in Philadelphia after black man fatally shot by police02:40

USA: Looting and unrest in Philadelphia after black man fatally shot by police

United States, Philadelphia
October 27, 2020 at 14:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Unrest shook West Philadelphia on Monday night over the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr, a black man, by the police.

A protest over the police-involved shooting escalated into riots, with several businesses ending up vandalised and looted.

Wallace was allegedly armed with a knife. According to the officers, he was shot several times when he advanced towards them.

Wallace’s father, Walter Wallace Sr., said that his son was on medication, as he struggled with mental health issues.

A series of violent riots erupted in different areas of the city following the incident, leading to looting and vandalising of several stores and one restaurant. Riots continued deep into the night. Some 30 officers were injured and dozens of protesters were arrested, according to reports.

USA: Looting and unrest in Philadelphia after black man fatally shot by police02:40
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Unrest shook West Philadelphia on Monday night over the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr, a black man, by the police.

A protest over the police-involved shooting escalated into riots, with several businesses ending up vandalised and looted.

Wallace was allegedly armed with a knife. According to the officers, he was shot several times when he advanced towards them.

Wallace’s father, Walter Wallace Sr., said that his son was on medication, as he struggled with mental health issues.

A series of violent riots erupted in different areas of the city following the incident, leading to looting and vandalising of several stores and one restaurant. Riots continued deep into the night. Some 30 officers were injured and dozens of protesters were arrested, according to reports.

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