In Philadelphia, a group of teenagers wearing masks caused chaos, leading to multiple arrests and extensive looting.
Several well-known stores, including the Apple Store, Lululemon, and Foot Locker, were reportedly targeted by a group of over 100 teenagers who allegedly participated in looting.
Around 15 to 20 individuals were apprehended by the police, and two firearms were confiscated from the area, marking a successful operation.
At first, it was believed that these incidents were connected to a nonviolent protest staged by the community against a judge’s ruling in a police shooting case. However, authorities promptly denied these allegations.
According to John Stanford, the interim Police Commissioner, the individuals who were looting can be referred to as ‘criminal opportunists’. He also clarified that they were not associated with the protest.
The police are currently in the process of investigating the situation and are actively searching for the remaining suspects. Their efforts are ongoing and they are determined to bring justice to those affected by the incident.