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White House on Pa. riots: Consequence of liberal Democrats’ war on police

Protesters confront police during a march, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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UPDATED 12:15 PM PT – Wednesday, October 28, 2020

On Tuesday, the Trump administration responded to the ongoing violence in Philadelphia, Pa. and stated that the looting and rioting is the result of the radical left’s war on police.

Protests sparked after police fatally shot Walter Wallace Junior on Monday after he walked toward authorities while wielding a knife, despite being ordered to drop it. Viral footage of the event circulated on social media and prompted the riots.

Protesters confront police during a march Tuesday Oct. 27, 2020 in Philadelphia. Hundreds of demonstrators marched in West Philadelphia over the death of Walter Wallace, a Black man who was killed by police in Philadelphia on Monday. Police shot and killed the 27-year-old on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The White House said America can not allow mob rule and should follow the facts to ensure fair and just results. They added that they stand proudly with law enforcement and would send federal aid if needed.

Authorities continue to work to contain the violent protests which have left the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ in chaos after hundreds of protesters took to the streets for a second night.

On Tuesday, authorities responded to rioters that had looted local businesses and department stores, including ‘Target,’ ‘Walmart’ and ‘Family Dollar.’ The national guard has been deployed and authorities have asked residents to remain indoors in order to avoid violence.

 

Roughly 500 hundred gathered at a West Philadelphia park and police arrested 90 people who violently confronted officers during the protests. In a statement shared with the public, the father of Wallace denounced the aggressive acts and asked the demonstrators to stop the chaos.

“I don’t condone no violence tearing up the city, looting up stores and all this chaos,” stated Walter Wallace Sr. “I want everybody having respect for my family and my son to stop this violence and chaos that’s going on in the city.”

According to reports, at least 30 police officers were injured Monday night as rioters hurled projectiles at them. Additional law enforcement has been sent to help contain the unrest. Officers have also closed off sections to Philadelphia’s commercial district.

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