Chaos in Philly | Fatal police shooting of armed black man prompts riots and looting

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    Riots and looting engulfed Philadelphia on Monday night following the fatal shooting of Walter Wallace Jr, a 27-year-old black man, by two police officers. According to the cops, the man was armed with a knife. Tensions rose as the night wore on. The initially peaceful protest turned into a full-blown riot the moment police intervened. Rioters took up arms against officers, hurling projectiles, torching patrol vehicles, and even chasing them through city streets. In one incident a speeding truck hit an officer who was holding a line in a riot-hit West Philly neighborhood. Heavy clashes between BLM activists and local law enforcement resulted in a higher-than-usual number of casualties. Local police reported that 30 of its officers were injured over the course of the night. Several businesses were looted, and more than 30 people were arrested on charges including looting, rioting, and assaulting officers.

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