The authorities of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has banned mass gatherings until 28 February 2021 for coronavirus, said mayor Jim Kenny.
According to the mayor of the city, the ban applies to events involving more than 50 people, including festivals, parades, concerts, carnivals, fairs and flea markets.
Residents of the American city of Philadelphia has decided to protect property from looting and attacks when the crowd of protesters was approaching their area Fishtown, and took to the streets with bats and pipes, but later faced condemnation from the public, locals told RIA Novosti.
Residents Fishtown came to the defense of the city because of the protests and unrest after the death of the African-American Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of the police. Those who wanted to protect their property, the next day was criticized in social media, accused of supporting the ideas of white supremacy, and local authorities condemned them as vigilantes, flouting the law.
The police of the city of Philadelphia in the us state of Pennsylvania detained nearly 700 people in three days of protests in the city, caused by the death of an African-American to George Floyd at the hands of police, from the data of the police in Twitter.
According to city police, with the start of the protests on Saturday and until now was detained by 692 people. Most of them are 486 people were arrested for violations of curfew and failure to disperse on order of police. In addition, another 186 people were arrested for looting and pillaging. Other reasons for the detentions include the carrying of a weapon, participation in riots and vandalism.
At least 13 policemen were injured during protests caused by the death of the African-American George Floyd after detention by police, reports CBS Philly.
The police Commissioner of Philadelphia Daniel Outlaw, quoted by the TV channel reported that protesters during the riots and set fire to at least four police cars. They smashed Windows, looted shops, painted graffiti and tried to burn down a statue of former mayor Frank Rizzo. According to the Commissioner, the riots were attended by about 3 thousand people.