U.S. Philadelphia police shot and killed black people, sparking protests, about 30 policemen were injured
Xinhua News Agency, Washington, October 27 (Reporter Xu Jianmei and Deng Xianlai) In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, police shot and killed black men from the evening of the 26th to the early morning of the 27th, triggering public protests. Police clashed with demonstrators and about 30 policemen Injured, dozens of people were arrested.
According to US media reports, on the afternoon of the 26th, the police received a report that someone was brandishing knives in the street in a predominantly black neighborhood in western Philadelphia.
Two police officers went to the scene and beat a 27-year-old black man to death. Witnesses later uploaded the video to the Internet.
The father of the deceased told local media that his son had mental problems and was taking medicine.
He estimated that the police fired 10 shots at his son.
That night, people gathered in protest near the scene of the incident.
The police armed with riot shields confronted and clashed with the demonstrators.
Some shops were vandalized and looted, and at least one police car was burned.
Among the injured policemen, one was hit by a pickup truck and the other policemen were discharged from hospital after receiving treatment.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenny and Philadelphia Police Chief Daniel Outlaw issued a joint statement on the 27th, promising to conduct a full investigation of the incident.
In late May of this year, George Floyd, a black man from Minnesota, USA, was violently enforced by a white policeman to death. This incident subsequently triggered a long and large-scale demonstration against racism and violent police enforcement throughout the United States.