Projectiles Thrown as Police Face Off With Protesters on Streets of Philadelphia

Protesters took to the streets of West Philadelphia after a black man was shot by police in the neighbourhood earlier on October 26. Local media reported the man later died in hospital.

A small crowd gathered at Malcolm X Park before marching towards a police precinct, shouting chants including “shut it down”, as heard in other footage posted to Twitter.

This clip, from Monique Fegans, is a live video of protesters on Pine Street. Police can be seen in the video pushing towards the crowd, and projectiles are thrown into the air.

Storyful spoke to Fegans, who said she was extremely upset by the shooting. “Police cannot impose the death penalty without due justice,” she said.

Fegans and two friends walked 99 miles from Delaware to Washington in August to fundraise and raise awareness around the shooting of Jeremy McDole, a 28-year-old African American paraplegic who was shot and killed by police in Wilmington in 2015.

Video of the shooting incident on Locust Street, in which police officers can be heard telling the victim to drop a knife before multiple gunshots are heard, circulated on social media,. Local media identified the victim as Walter Wallace Jr.

Philadelphia Police said the man advanced towards police while holding the knife, according to reports. Credit: Monique Fegans via Storyful