Philadelphia-Thirteen police officers have been injured and 14 arrests were made after George Floyd protests turn violent.
The officers’ injuries range from chemical burns to sprains.
“I have never seen a group of people have more restraint, putting up with what they put up with — spit at, bottles thrown at them, urine thrown at them, caustic agents and balloons thrown in their eyes,” Mayor Jim Kenney said about Philadelphia police officers.
Police and protestors began to clash Saturday afternoon and multiple police vehicles were set on fire.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said there were approximately 3,000 demonstrators. Some gathered on Center City and began committing numerous acts of vandalism to include setting police cars on fire.
A mandatory curfew went into effect at 8 p.m. and lasts until 6 a.m. Sunday.
“The peaceful protests earlier were touching showings of our collective grief. The anger being displayed now cannot continue. Please have respect and dignity for each other and return home,” Kenney said.
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