After the protests and riots of the past two nights, a curfew has been proclaimed in Philadelphia. The unrest in the American city arose after a black man was killed by police officers. According to the family of 27-year-old Walter Wallace, he was struggling with mental problems. According to his family, the man had a bipolar disorder, and he was in a crisis situation.
The man walked around Monday with a knife and disobeyed a police order to drop the gun. According to the police lecture, 14 bullets were fired at Wallace. The two officers involved in the incident both fired seven times. How many times hes been hit is unknown.
In the riots of recent days, 172 people were arrested, 53 officers were wounded after peaceful demonstrations culminated in riots. According to the municipality, there were at least 1,000 people involved in looting on Tuesday. Because of that high number, the police were surprised. In order to prevent further escalation, a curfew has been announced from 9 p.m. in the evening. The National Guard and police reinforcements have been ripped out to guard the peace.