On the second day of riots in Philadelphia the government deployed the National Guard to suppress civil unrest
Thousands of people are organized into gangs and have been robbing shops in Philadelphia for more than two days, in response to the total chaos, the government sent National Guard soldiers to suppress the riots.
Nearly 100 people were arrested. More than 30 police officers were injured of varying severity.
The catalyst for the riots was 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr., who was armed and tried to attack police officers, for which he was shot. This is the second time in the past four months that the government has resorted to using the National Guard to confront looter gangs in Philadelphia.
Officers in Philadelphia beating protestors after moving onto the sidewalk. National guard has been called in.pic.twitter.com/8o46jGn1zT— Griffin - Live Protest News (@GriffinMalone6) October 28, 2020
Businesses that the looters have not yet reached have already started closing stores, as the police are unable to protect entrepreneurs from robbery.
Dozens of businesses have already been destroyed in the past 24 hours. The losses are estimated in tens of millions of dollars.
Among the members of the looter gangs, children were seen who loot no worse than adults.
Current state of a Walmart in Philadelphia after looters destroy the store.— Savanah Hernandez (@sav_says_) October 28, 2020
Store manager currently outdoors talking with the police. pic.twitter.com/tmaxmyGAod
The United States shows its vulnerability because it is unable to protect its own citizens from the influx of thousands of criminals and robbers.