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Mass Unrest, police officers Attacked After Video shows Police Shoot guy 10 instances in wide daylight hours

  Violent protests rocked  the town  of Philadelphia Monday night after video surfaced of two Philly cops fatally shooting Walter Wallace Jr. The chaos unfolded immediately after the shooting  happened  and eventually spread to the  police headquarters . Riots and looting went largely unchecked by police, who were seen in several videos retreating from angry protesters attacking them over the killing of Wallace. One officer was hospitalized and  a minimum of  30 others was injured after being struck by rocks, bricks, and other projectiles during the unrest. The unrest unfolded shortly after 4:00 p.m. Eastern when police said two officers  passed through  the 6100 block of Locust Street over a report of  a person  with a knife.  members of the family  identified the victim as Walter Wallace Jr. The interaction was captured on a bystander’s  cellular phone  video and shows Wallace advancing toward officers, allegedly armed with a knife. Wallace ignored commands  to prevent  and put down