Philadelphia Vietnamese Baptist Church is a "total loss" after protesters burned it Tuesday night

by Jenny Mount · Oct 29th, 2020 2:48 pm
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Last Updated Oct 31st, 2020 at 9:42 am

The Vietnamese Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was burned on Tuesday night as the Black Lives Matter protests continued in Philadelphia following the police shooting of a Black man Monday.

"I have no idea why they attacked our church. They burned it from the roof. They threw flammable chemicals on the roof and [flames] burned through the roof, said Pastor Philip Pham, adding that the building is a "total loss."

Except for bursts of violence throughout Wednesday night, the city began to calm after a city-imposed curfew of 9 p.m.

The latest protests are in response to the shooting death Walter Wallace, Jr., a black man who brandished a knife in a confrontation with police on Monday.

Meanwhile in Washington, D.C., several officers have been injured during an attack involving fireworks. Other incidents between protesters and police resulted from the death of Karon Hylton, a man who was killed on a moped last Friday. Hylton was fleeing from police when he collided with a vehicle..

➡️ Read more: 91 arrested, 30 cops injured during Philadelphia protests after fatal police shooting of an armed black man


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