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Demonstrations, looting second night in Philadelphia, White House condemns violence, offers help

Philadelphia police estimated that 1,000 filled the streets, including some who looted a Walmart and a Foot Locker store. 

Updated: October 28, 2020 - 9:24am

Looting and demonstrations continued Tuesday for a second consecutive night in Philadelphia, following the fatal police shooting of a black male a day earlier.

Philadelphia police estimated that 1,000 filled the streets, including some who looted a Walmart and Foot Locker store. 

The White House on Wednesday issued a statement on the unrest. 

"The Trump administration stands proudly with law enforcement, and stands ready, up request, to deploy any and all federal resources to end these riots," the statement reads, according to Fox News 29 Philadelphia.

News reports and video from local TV stations show police provided little or no resistance to Tuesday night's looting, following Monday night when a reported 30 officers were injured, including a female officer who sustained a broken leg.

Walter Wallace Jr., a black male, was fatally shot by police Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia after he moved toward them with a knife, according to police. 

Several hundred members of the Pennsylvania National Guard were on Tuesday deployed to the city.

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