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Vandalism Reported, Protesters Taken Into Custody As New Yorkers Call For Justice For Walter Wallace Jr.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- There were protests Tuesday night in Brooklyn over the death of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia.

Wallace, a Black man, was killed by police officers on Monday. Cell phone video shows Wallace walking towards police. His family says he had a dinner knife on him.

Two officers, with guns drawn, repeatedly asked him to drop the weapon. Police say the officers fired at least seven shots each, killing Wallace.

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Several people were taken into custody in Brooklyn on Oct. 27, 2020, during protests over the death of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia. (Credit: CBS2)

About 200 people marched from Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

There are reports of vandalism, including glass shattered at a bus stop and an American flag that was set on fire.

Chopper 2 was over the scene as officers took several people into custody on Atlantic Avenue.

CBS2's Dan Rice reports some police vehicles were also vandalized.


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