Posted on October 28, 2020

Philadelphia Sees Second Night of Riots, Looting in Response to Police Shooting

Henry Kline, New York Post, October 27, 2020

Violent protests and widespread looting continued for a second night in Philadelphia on Tuesday in response to the fatal police shooting of a knife-wielding black man.

The raucous night comes even as Philadelphia police said they put more officers on the street and the Pennsylvania National Guard announced it was mobilizing in response to the unrest.

Live video shot from an ABC6 chopper shows hundreds of people looting a number of businesses, including a Foot Locker and an Aaron’s, which sells furniture and electronics.

Looters can be seen lifting the store’s metal gate for others to enter and leave, some with arms full of shoeboxes. One person can be seen dragging a mannequin in the parking lot. {snip}

Hundreds more looters were captured on film from a Fox29 helicopter exiting a Walmart in the city, many carrying large boxes that appear to be TVs and other electronics.

About 1,000 other looters hit shops in the Port Richmond neighborhood in the northern section of the city, the police department said in a tweet.


The violent protests were sparked when Philadelphia cops shot and killed 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr. on Monday. {snip} Police said they shot him when he refused to drop a knife he was holding.


At least 90 people have been charged in the violent protests so far, police said Tuesday. That number could rise further as cases remain under investigation and unrest mounts, police officials said.


[Editor’s note: A conservative reporter was also beaten during the riots. That video is below.]