After heavy protests over police violence, the authorities in the US city of Philadelphia take drastic measures. US President Trump does not leave this uncommented.
The US city of Philadelphia has imposed a night curfew because of the rioting after the fatal police shots on an African American. The city administration announced the ban on going out from Wednesday evening 9 p.m. (local time) to Thursday morning 6 a.m.
In the city in the east of the United States, a 27-year-old African American was fatally shot by the police, causing serious riots and looting for two consecutive nights. Police officers and demonstrators armed with batons were involved in violent clashes.
Latest case on cell phone
Two white police officers shot Walter Wallace armed with a knife on Monday afternoon. The incident is captured on a cell phone video. There you can hear the officers asking the 27-year-old to throw away the knife. When Wallace pushes his mother away and runs towards the police officers, the officers open fire. The African American suffered from mental health problems, according to his family.
In the USA there have been protests against racism and police violence since the death of the African American George Floyd in a brutal police operation in Minneapolis at the end of May. On the fringes of the mostly peaceful demonstrations, there were repeated riots.
Donald Trump, who is up for re-election next week, uses this regularly to present himself as the “President of Law and Order”. The White House described the protests in Philadelphia as “the latest consequence of the war waged by the Liberal Democrats against the police.”