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Police Report Widespread Looting Taking Place Amid Philadelphia Riots - Videos

© REUTERS / DAVID DELGADOA business owner stands outside of her looted beauty supply store following protests over the police shooting death of Walter Wallace in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 27, 2020.
A business owner stands outside of her looted beauty supply store following protests over the police shooting death of Walter Wallace in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 27, 2020. - Sputnik International
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Mass riots broke out in the city on Monday evening following the death of black resident Walter Wallace Jr, who refused to put down his knife and was shot several times by police officers in West Philadelphia.

Businesses are being widely looted in Philadelphia, especially in the area of Castor and Aramingo Avenues, amid the ongoing unrest over Wallace's death, Philadelphia police reported on late Tuesday.

The authorities also urged citizens in West Philadelphia, Kensington, Fairhill, North Philly, Fishtown, and Port Richmond to stay at home as the protests have grown violent.

Helicopter footage on Fox29 showed looters taking massive red-coloured boxes, including large screen TV sets, and carts full of goods out of Port Richmond Walmart.

As soon as police arrived, looters were seen dropping stolen goods and leaving the parking lot nearby the store in panic.

Foot Locker, Rite Aid, and other stores have also been ransacked.

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