Protests turn violent in Brooklyn following shooting death of Philadelphia man

Protests in Brooklyn Tuesday night turned violent after hundreds of people took to the streets following a deadly shooting in Philadelphia.

News 12 Staff

Oct 28, 2020, 11:49 PM

Updated 1,302 days ago

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Protests in Brooklyn Tuesday night turned violent after hundreds of people took to the streets following a deadly shooting in Philadelphia.
Wednesday morning Brooklyn stores saw damages and more than two dozen people have been arrested.
The demonstrations were in response to the shooting death of Walter Wallace in Philadelphia where police are said to have used lethal force after he approached officers with a knife.
In addition to the arrests, businesses and several police cars were also vandalized in Brooklyn. News 12 is also told trash was set on fire.
Police say one officer had non-life threatening injuries.
This comes as the NYPD braces for the upcoming week, with the election on Tuesday. The department has been planning for a heightened presence in case of any demonstrations that might happen.
Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed the violence, saying violence and destruction is unacceptable and perpetrators should be prosecuted.


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