National Guard is requested as protests over Walter Wallace killing engulf Philadelphia

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from The Washington Post,

On the second night of mass demonstrations over the fatal police shooting of a 27-year-old Black man, about 1,000 protesters marched through the streets of West Philadelphia on Tuesday demanding justice for Walter Wallace Jr.

Authorities said they had expected another wave of unrest Tuesday night, after a smaller protest turned destructive Monday night. Police said they were dispatching more officers, while Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) authorized the state’s National Guard to deploy to help police protect property and quell unrest in the state’s largest city.

Wallace’s death Monday set off spasms of anger in Philadelphia, becoming the latest city gripped by anguish after a deadly police shooting. It also highlighted the fraught relationship between this community and its police department.

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