Many people have been thinking we’ll see post-election chaos. The chaos, however, has already begun…
(by Half Dollar) The civil unrest, looting and riots have flared back up.
This time around, the city that has the spotlight is Philadelphia.
Here’s a round-up of some of the chaos, in no particular order, via Twitter:
WALMART LOOTED: Looters run in and out of a Walmart with TVs and other electronics in Philadelphia's Port Richmond neighborhood as the city experiences another night of unrest after the shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.— FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) October 28, 2020
MORE: https://t.co/wPD5FtToAT pic.twitter.com/89ytWdyDUY
PHILADELPHIA: This is the footage I was recording when BLM assaulted me.— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) October 28, 2020
Other journalists were filming but I was the only white person in the store
I do believe I was targeted for being white as they accused me of being a white supremacist
& did not attack people of color pic.twitter.com/Gji7uHq0gB
Tonight, I was jumped by BLM rioters while covering the civil unrest in Philadelphia— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) October 28, 2020
Reporter @ShelbyTalcott captured the moment the looters jumped me inside of a 5-Below
They tried to rob me as well but I was able to get away without losing my phone
Security took us to get a look inside the Walmart. He says looters broke in through the roof and broke the water pipes which have now COMPLETELY flooded the entire store, end to end&front to back. And it is STILL being looted out back&side doors. @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/UFTOnqS06E— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) October 28, 2020
As a CVS was being looted in Philadelphia, the driver of a suspected stolen car rams right into a truck that was stopped at the intersection and tipped it over. The occupants of the car promptly fled the scene following the collision. pic.twitter.com/iLSAnnXP1q— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 28, 2020
Some MSM coverage, via Fox News:
Nearly a dozen people – including a 15-year-old – were shot overnight after looting and rioting in Philadelphia erupted for a second straight night despite pleas for peace from the family of a Black man whose police-related death sparked the unrest.
About 1,000 people took the streets of the city of Brotherly Love late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning purportedly to demand justice for the death of Walter Wallace Jr., who was fatally shot by police on Monday.
Instead, the protests quickly devolved into violent riots and looting of stores across the city. Crowds of dozens were seen ransacking local and big-name stores, including a Walmart and a Foot Locker.
And from CNN:
The Philadelphia Police Department requested that residents in seven districts stay indoors as demonstrators took to the streets for a second night following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.
Spurts of violence popped up during protests Tuesday, police said, including bricks being thrown at officers. Looting of retail stores in the city have also occurred over the last two days.