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World National Guard Deployed as Philadelphia Sees Second Night of Looting, Protests After Police Shooting of Black Man

07:41  28 october  2020
07:41  28 october  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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Philadelphia police clashed with protesters hours after a Black man armed with a knife was shot and killed by two officers in the western part The Pennsylvania National Guard has been deployed to Philadelphia as the city braces for a second night of violent riots Tuesday following tense

Police said the shooting had occurred just before 4pm as officers responded to a report of a person with a weapon. Video footage of the incident shows multiple The city had braced for another night of unrest on Tuesday, with police deploying more officers and asking the national guard to assist them.

National Guard units were deployed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the city experienced a second night of violent protests in response to the Monday shooting of Black man Walter Wallace by the Philadelphia police.

a group of people that are standing in the street: Demonstrations over the officer-involved shooting of Black man Walter Wallace continued for a second night in Philadelphia on Tuesday. © Mark Makela/Getty Demonstrations over the officer-involved shooting of Black man Walter Wallace continued for a second night in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Wallace was shot Monday night after police responded to an emergency call from Wallace's family, who told that Wallace was having a mental health episode. When police arrived, Wallace allegedly came towards officers holding a knife. In a video taken by an eyewitness, Wallace's mother can be seen attempting to hold Wallace back. Although the actual shooting was not captured by the video, gunshots could be heard. Wallace was pronounced dead at a local medical facility. Demonstrators took to the streets after Wallace's shooting in protest.

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The protests started on Monday following the fatal shooting of a black citizen, and quickly grew into riots, with vandalism, looting , and clashes with police forces, which resulted in some 30 officers injured, according to local media reports.

Street protests broke out on Monday night in the western part of the U.S. city of Philadelphia , injuring four police , after police shot and killed a Black man they said had been armed with a knife.

Anticipating another outbreak of violence, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf called upon the state's National Guard to assist police in patrolling the demonstrations. Lieutenant Colonel Keith Hickox said in a Tuesday statement that the National Guard would be present to "enhance local law enforcement's ability to provide continued public safety and critical infrastructure security."

In a Tuesday tweet, the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management advised residents in some districts of the city to "remain indoors except when necessary. These areas are experiencing widespread demonstrations that have turned violent with looting."

On Tuesday, protesters swarmed the streets and threw projectiles at members of law enforcement. Looters were also observed taking electronic equipment from a local WalMart.

Wallace's shooting is expected to be investigated by the Philadelphia Police Departments Officer-Involved Shooting investigation division and the Philadelphia District Attorney's office. In a Tuesday briefing, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Daniell Outlaw said the officers' decision to fire on Wallace may have depended on the "totality of the circumstance."

"I don't want to Monday morning quarterback because it ultimately all rests upon what the officers experienced at the time and when they made the decision to shoot," Outlaw said.

‘It’s Not Looting. It’s a Rebellion’: Protests Rock Philly for Second Night After Police Killing

  ‘It’s Not Looting. It’s a Rebellion’: Protests Rock Philly for Second Night After Police Killing PHILADELPHIA—Hundreds gathered in West Philadelphia on Tuesday to protest the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr, a 27-year-old Black man, hours after ferocious unrest in response to the incident sent a chunk of the city into chaos. In video captured by an eyewitness and posted to social media, police on Monday afternoon fired several shots at Wallace Jr., who was seen approaching the officers with a knife—and whose mother was on hand, pleading for de-escalation. Two officers, whose names have not been released, each fired about seven times, police announced at a Tuesday press conference. According to Wallace Jr.

Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that Hundreds of people took to the streets to protest against the shooting late Monday into early Tuesday, with interactions between protesters and police turning

27-year-old Walter Wallace was fatally shot on Monday evening in West Philadelphia after he refused to put down his knife and approached police officers A number of arrests this evening after protests in Brooklyn. Police say some property and vehicle damage. This is at court st & Atlantic Ave @NY1

In Monday night's protests, 30 Philadelphia police officers were injured including a 56-year-old female officer whose leg was broken after she was struck by a car. Windows were broken at local businesses. More than 30 people involved in the protests were arrested.

President Donald Trump used the protests as a talking point during a Tuesday campaign event to emphasize his administration's emphasis on law and order and criticize Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

"Last night Philadelphia was torn up by Biden-supporting radicals," Trump told a rally crowd in Wisconsin on Tuesday. "Biden stands with the rioters and I stand with the heroes of law enforcement."

In a joint statement issued Tuesday, Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris said that "We cannot accept that in this country a mental health crisis ends in death."

Newsweek reached out to Governor Wolf's office for comment.

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