Philadelphia announces curfew after two nights of protests, violence

The curfew will extend until 6 a.m. Thursday in an effort to curb violence after the police shooting of Walter Wallace


By Paul Vigna
pennlive.com

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia officials on Wednesday announced that they are putting into effect a 9 p.m. curfew to try to cut down on the unrest that has flared up following the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr., according to a story on 6abc.com.

This citywide curfew will extend until 6 a.m. Thursday, according to the abc6.com report, which noted that stores, restaurants and pharmacies will have the option of operating delivery services after 9 o’clock tonight.

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

Some business owners in the city’s Port Richmond section spent Wednesday cleaning up damage while boarding up windows and doors, the story said.

Wallace was fatally shot by police Monday after authorities say he ignored orders to drop a knife.

According to the Associated Press, about 500 people gathered in a West Philadelphia park Tuesday evening, marching to the nearby police headquarters where officers were stationed with riot shields. Some of the demonstrators threw debris at officers, according to police, and both sides later clashed.

Police said two officers were injured, although authorities did not disclose the extent of their injuries, according to the report.

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