It appears as if Black Lives Matter activists and Antifa type activists dressed in black-bloc had a disagreement during the protests and rioting that took place in Philadelphia last night.
Savanah Hernandez captured footage of one of the altercations and shared it in a Tweet.
“Current scene in Philadelphia where a couple hundred BLM/ANTIFA came to march for Walter Wallace,” Savanah Hernandez tweeted. “Inner fighting between the two groups resulted in the two marches splitting off.”
Elija Shafer, a reporter with the BLaze, also captured the disagreement and shared it via Twitter.
“Black bloc anarchists, black lives matter, & socialists get into a fight over who should lead the protest and where to head. They were actively pushing press back to prevent people from filming. It’s a tactic commonly used to prevent bad optics.”
The two groups decided to split and went in two different directions as they continued to riot and loot multiple stores.
Last night violence spread throughout the city, and along with attacks on the police and looting, there were several shootings.
Two teenagers, a 15-year-old girl, and an 18-year-old young man were among at least 11 people shot in an area targeted by looters during a night of unrest following the police shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr., Philadelphia police said.
According to NBC 10 in Philidelphia, It was unclear if any shooting victims were fatally wounded. Still, some of the gunfire included looters shooting at other looters in the Port Richmond neighborhood, which saw scores of people shatter windows and break into stores along Aramingo Avenue as police officers struggled to contain the chaos following the killing of Walter Wallace Jr.
This was the second night of violence after the police shooting that killed Wallace. Wallace Jr. was shot to death in front of his mother by two police officers Monday night in West Philadelphia in a killing that was caught on video. The 27-year-old father was holding a knife at the time and was walking toward the officers, who said he ignored commands to drop the weapon.
The video showed his mother trying to restrain him as police opened fire from several feet away.