Looters descend on downtown Philadelphia

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Videos circulating on social media show large groups of people looting stores in Philadelphia’s Center City on Tuesday night.

Police officers arrested between 15 and 20 people, many of them juveniles, Acting Police Commissioner John Stanford told reporters during a news conference. Two firearms were also recovered.

The first 911 calls reporting break-ins came just after 8 p.m., he said, shortly after protesters dispersed following a peaceful protest outside City Hall.

Protesters gathered there after a judge on Tuesday dismissed murder and other charges against the Philadelphia police offer who shot and killed a driver, Eddie Irizarry, through a rolled-up window, prompting an outcry in the community.

Stanford said numerous 911 calls had reported that as many as 100 young people were moving through Center City.

Videos posted on social media showed groups breaking into an Apple store, Foot Locker and Lululemon.

Read more at Newsweek.com

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