by Marlo Safi, The Daily Caller:
Philadelphia police shot and killed Walter Wallace, Jr, on Monday and violence, riots and looting erupted in the city within hours, numerous sources reported.
Much of the media has been reluctant to use terminology that would indicate rioting rather than protests with heightened tension, despite what has appeared to unfold in Philadelphia. (RELATED: More Than 30 Arrested After Riots Erupt In Philadelphia Following Alleged Police Shooting Of Man With Knife)
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At least one police vehicle was set on fire and destroyed and more than 30 people were arrested for charges including looting, rioting and assaulting officers. Police in Philadelphia said that 30 officers were injured during the riots, dozens were hit with rocks and other projectiles, and a 56-year-old female officer was hit by a pickup truck and hospitalized, USA Today reported. Steve Keeley of Fox29 reported that 11 people were shot while looting, and “looters were shooting looters.”
11 people shot while looting in Philadelphia so far since last night. “Looters were shooting looters.” “50 yr old man that had his car filled then was carjacked and had all his stolem stiff re-stolen from him”from @PhillyPolice on scene of looting tell FOX 29. @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/FahA709kFN
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) October 28, 2020
with a group of dozens still in west Philly, about a block from precinct. Police with shields pushed back crowds as ppl threw bottles pic.twitter.com/wRMEBUGNri
— Anna Orso (@anna_orso) October 27, 2020
— Preston Phillips (@PrestonTVNews) October 28, 2020
CBS News referred to the hospitalizations of police officers who were “hit by projectiles, including rocks and bricks” and “protesters” surrounding the Philadelphia police precinct Monday as “violent protests” in a headline.