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Riots in Philadelphia after shooting dead black suspect (27)

Numerous people have been looting and vandalizing in the west of the American city of Philadelphia after police shot and killed a black suspect in the street on Monday afternoon.

The man, Walter Wallace (27), was armed with a knife and ignored police instructions. Two officers fired at the man, who was hit several times and died a short time later.

Sometime later, according to local media, rioters smashed windows and set fire to the west of the city. Prior to this, there were also demonstrations against the police at a police station in the area where the suspect was shot. More than 30 police officers have been injured, and more than 30 people have been arrested.

Riots in Philadelphia after shooting dead black suspect (27)
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Riots in Philadelphia after shooting dead black suspect (27)
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