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VIDEO. United States: scenes of looting and looting in downtown Philadelphia

2023-09-27T12:50:45.919Z

Highlights: Several stores, including an Apple Store, a Foot Locker and pharmacies were looted and ransacked by a mob of young people in the city center. The violence erupted shortly after the end of a peaceful demonstration to protest the dropping of charges against police officer Mark Dial. On August 14, he shot and killed Eddie Irizarry, a 27-year-old driver, during a check. "It has nothing to do with the protests. What we had tonight was a bunch of criminal opportunists," Philadelphia Police Commissioner John Stanford said at a news conference.


Riots broke out overnight Tuesday night in the center of Philadelphia (United States). Between fifteen and twenty young people were arrested,


Scenes of chaos in the streets of Philadelphia, Tuesday, September 26. Several stores, including an Apple Store, a Foot Locker and pharmacies were looted and ransacked by a mob of young people in the city center. Alerted around 20 p.m., the police intervened and arrested about twenty individuals.

The violence erupted shortly after the end of a peaceful demonstration to protest the dropping of charges against police officer Mark Dial. On August 14, he shot and killed Eddie Irizarry, a 27-year-old driver, during a check. For the authorities, there is no direct link between the two events. "It has nothing to do with the protests. What we had tonight was a bunch of criminal opportunists," Philadelphia Police Commissioner John Stanford said at a news conference.

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According to local media, more than a hundred young people participated in these riots. The police have not yet communicated on the extent of the damage and the number of shops ransacked.

Source: leparis

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