Protesters looted and set fire to shops across Philadelphia on Sunday – prompting President Trump to call the governor of Pennsylvania into national custody.
“Law & Order in Philadelphia Now!” Trump has tweeted. “They’re looting stores. Call our great National Guard as they did last night in Minneapolis (thanks to President Trump). “
Amid continued anger over the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, numerous shops in Center City, West Philadelphia, were looted and set on fire. WPVI-TV Report.
One video clip shows the police chasing the robbers and the other hitting a police vehicle.
Authorities closed all streets in Center City, shutting down the Ben Franklin Bridge and ordering all businesses at the trendy retail center to close at 6pm “immediately.” Curfew, Philadelphia Inquiry Report.
Philadelphia police said they arrested 215 people as of Sunday afternoon following violent clashes, widespread robbery and burning of buildings.
“We are deeply saddened by the destruction we witnessed last night in Center City. Jim Kenny said on Twitter Sunday.