Protests grip Philadelphia, leaving officers injured and stores damaged, after police kill a Black man

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from The Washington Post,

Volatile protests unfolded Monday night in Philadelphia after police fatally shot a 27-year-old Black man armed with a knife whose family said he was suffering a mental health crisis.

The Philadelphia Police Department said two officers shot Walter Wallace Jr. several times Monday afternoon after he refused to drop the knife as his mother followed closely behind, trying to restrain him. But Wallace’s family and local activists pointed to cellphone video of the shooting, asking why officers didn’t use less lethal weapons to try to subdue him.

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