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Philadelphia protesters attack DC police station as stores looted

Protests over the deaths of two black men in Washington DC  and Philadelphia turned violent Tuesday with stores looted and tear gas deployed. 

Karon Hylton, 20, died Monday while being chased on his scooter by police in the nation’s capital. Walter Wallace was killed Monday when Philadelphia police officers fired at him. Chief Police Inspector Frank Vanore said that police had received a call about a man screaming and that he was armed with a knife.

Pictures from both cities Tuesday showed continued unrest over the deaths.  

Philadelphia officials had anticipated a second night of unrest Tuesday, and a Pennsylvania National Guard spokesperson told The Inquirer that several hundred guardsmen were expected to arrive in the city within 24 to 48 hours. 

Windows were smashed by protesters at a police station in DC, NBC reports. Other footage shows tear gas has been deployed.

Images from Philadelphia shows stores in the city being looted. Philadelphia Police tweeted: ‘*Alert* A large crowd of appx 1000 is looting businesses in the area of Castor and Aramingo. Avoid the area.’

A protestor confronts police during a march Tuesday in Philadelphia. Hundreds of demonstrators marched over the death of Walter Wallace

A protestor confronts police during a march Tuesday in Philadelphia. Hundreds of demonstrators marched over the death of Walter Wallace

A protestor confronts police during a march Tuesday in Philadelphia. Hundreds of demonstrators marched over the death of Walter Wallace

Philadelphia officials had anticipated a second night of unrest Tuesday, and a Pennsylvania National Guard spokesperson told The Inquirer that several hundred guardsmen were expected to arrive in the city within 24 to 48 hours

Philadelphia officials had anticipated a second night of unrest Tuesday, and a Pennsylvania National Guard spokesperson told The Inquirer that several hundred guardsmen were expected to arrive in the city within 24 to 48 hours

Philadelphia officials had anticipated a second night of unrest Tuesday, and a Pennsylvania National Guard spokesperson told The Inquirer that several hundred guardsmen were expected to arrive in the city within 24 to 48 hours

Protesters confront police during a march, Tuesday. Police shot and killed the 27-year-old Wallace on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife.

Protesters confront police during a march, Tuesday. Police shot and killed the 27-year-old Wallace on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife.

Protesters confront police during a march, Tuesday. Police shot and killed the 27-year-old Wallace on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife.

Protestors hold a banner reading 'enough is enough' during a rally after the death of Wallace

Protestors hold a banner reading 'enough is enough' during a rally after the death of Wallace

Protestors hold a banner reading ‘enough is enough’ during a rally after the death of Wallace 

Wallace was shot before 4 p.m. Monday in an episode filmed by a bystander and posted on social media. Witnesses complained that police fired excessive shots.

Officers said they found Wallace holding a knife and ordered him to drop the weapon several times. Wallace advanced toward the officers, who fired several times, said Officer Tanya Little, a police spokesperson. 

DC police say Hylton died after they saw him riding without a helmet. But the dad-of-one’s friend said: ‘They hit him in the back of his scooter and pushed him into the oncoming car.’ 

Hundreds of people took to the streets in west Philadelphia Monday night and into the early hours of Tuesday, with interactions between protesters and police turning violent at times, the Inquirer reported. 

Video showed many yelling at officers and crying.  

Dozens of protesters gathered at a nearby park, chanting ‘Black lives matter.’ Police cars and dumpsters were set on fire as officers struggled to contain the crowds. More than a dozen officers, many with batons in hand, formed a line as they ran down 52nd Street, dispersing most of the crowd.

The 52nd Street corridor was also the site of protests against police brutality at the end of May, after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police. Those protests have been the subject of City Council hearings, with protesters describing harsh and unnecessary tactics, including tear gas and projectiles fired by police. 

Images from Philadelphia shows stores in the city being looted. Philadelphia Police tweeted: '*Alert* A large crowd of appx 1000 is looting businesses in the area of Castor and Aramingo. Avoid the area;

Images from Philadelphia shows stores in the city being looted. Philadelphia Police tweeted: '*Alert* A large crowd of appx 1000 is looting businesses in the area of Castor and Aramingo. Avoid the area;

Images from Philadelphia shows stores in the city being looted. Philadelphia Police tweeted: ‘*Alert* A large crowd of appx 1000 is looting businesses in the area of Castor and Aramingo. Avoid the area;

Wallace was shot before 4 p.m. Monday in an episode filmed by a bystander and posted on social media. Witnesses complained that police fired excessive shots. Officers said they found Wallace holding a knife and ordered him to drop the weapon several times. Wallace advanced toward the officers, who fired several times, said a police spokesperson

Wallace was shot before 4 p.m. Monday in an episode filmed by a bystander and posted on social media. Witnesses complained that police fired excessive shots. Officers said they found Wallace holding a knife and ordered him to drop the weapon several times. Wallace advanced toward the officers, who fired several times, said a police spokesperson

Wallace was shot before 4 p.m. Monday in an episode filmed by a bystander and posted on social media. Witnesses complained that police fired excessive shots. Officers said they found Wallace holding a knife and ordered him to drop the weapon several times. Wallace advanced toward the officers, who fired several times, said a police spokesperson

Police arrested at least 91 people during unrest Monday night and Tuesday morning, with three people cited for failing to disperse and about a dozen charged with assault of an officer. 

Authorities had previously said 30 officers were injured in the unrest, most of them hit with thrown objects like bricks. One officer was still hospitalized Tuesday with a broken leg after being purposely run over by a pickup truck, police said. 

Source: Daily Mail |World News

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