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  • Writer's pictureD. Brit

Fatal Shooting of Black Man Results in Violent Protests in PA - 30 Officers Injured

Updated: Jan 8, 2021

What Happened:

  • The fatal shooting of a black man, allegedly armed with a knife, on Monday in Philadelphia resulted in violent overnight protests and at least 30 officers injured. The victim of the shooting, Walter Wallace Jr., was 27 years old.

  • Hundreds participated in the protests on Monday night citing the shooting as another example of systemic racism and excessive use of force by the police.

  • The protests quickly turned violent as protesters threw objects, rioted, looted, vandalized areas and set at least 1 police car on fire.

  • According to the Philadelphia Police Dept., at least 91 people were arrested over the course of the night.

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