Protests devolved into rioting and looting overnight as the National Guard was deployed by the Governor to assist Philadelphia Police to quell the growing riots in and around the city of Philadelphia.
Protests began in small numbers almost immediately following the shooting of a man refusing to put down a knife and advancing on officers after being called to the scene of a domestic disturbance in the 6100 block of Locust street where the shooting occurred.
By later the same evening several hundred protestors had filled Locust street and spilled out into other areas when looting began, destroying the storefronts of dozens of businesses as looters smashed windows to gain [...]
Massive protests erupted in Philadelphia overnight after what appears to be the justified shooting of a suspect after he ran at officers with a knife as officers responded to a domestic disturbance call yesterday afternoon in the 6100 block of Locust Street in the Cobb Creek neighborhood.
Angry residents crowded around the fallen suspect, later identified as 27-year-old Walter Wallace as soon as he fell to the ground. Witnesses screaming at officers and complicating any attempt by officers to check the condition of Wallace.
Crowds began to grow in the area almost immediately, filling much of Locust street by nightfall, spilling into other surrounding areas as many more [...]