National guard to tackle riot in Philadelphia

National guard to tackle riot in Philadelphia

Hundreds of citizens took the streets after Philadelphia police shot and killed an armed man.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Tuesday ordered the deployment of the state’s National Guard after a series of protests engulfed the city for the second night in a row.

The National Guard’s spokesperson Keith Hickoz announced the mobilizing of “several hundred members” to support the Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management and help local agencies “protect life, property and the right to peaceful protest”.

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