Oct 28, 2020

Philadelphia rocked by fresh unrest after police shooting

Police say officers opened fire on Walter Wallace, 27, when he ignored orders to drop a knife he was holding. Footage showed white police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck, while he repeatedly said he was unable to breathe. Most of the injured police officers were struck by objects such as bricks and other projectiles, authorities said. Police said the shooting happened at about 16:00 on Monday, when two officers responded to a report of a man with a weapon in the neighbourhood of Cobbs Creek in West Philadelphia. Police spokeswoman Tanya Little told AP news agency that a man, later identified as Mr Wallace, was holding a knife when the officers approached, and instead of following orders to drop the weapon "Advanced towards them".

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