For 2nd Night, Unrest Grips Philly Over Black Man's Killing

Clashes erupt between cops, demonstrators over death of Walter Wallace Jr.
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2020 12:49 AM CDT
Philly Protests Over Cops' Killing of Black Man Hit Night 2
A fire burns during demonstrations in West Philadelphia on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Philadelphia, the day after Walter Wallace Jr., a Black man, was fatally shot by Philadelphia police.   (Joe Lamberti/Camden Courier-Post via AP)

Philadelphia protested for a second night Tuesday after the fatal police shooting of a Black man the day prior. The Inquirer reports that police asked residents of certain neighborhoods to remain inside after clashes between protesters and police, looting, and violence including debris thrown by protesters and pepper spray and baton use by officers. CBS Philly reports that one neighborhood was being called a total loss. "Nothing’s happening, nothing’s changing," a motivational speaker said via microphone to a line of riot police, wondering why the officers involved in Walter Wallace Jr.'s death were still on the force. "What I need y’all officers to know is you will treat us like humans. When you take off those uniforms, you look just like us, you live in neighborhoods just like us." (More Walter Wallace Jr. stories.)

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