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Over 200 Arrests Made After Peaceful George Floyd Protests Turn Violent, Philadelphia Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Philadelphia police say over 200 arrests were made following Saturday's George Floyd protest in Center City. What started as a peaceful demonstration, turned violent in the afternoon as police and protesters began to clash.

Cleanup Begins After Looters Spent Night Ransacking Center City Businesses As George Floyd Protests Turned Violent

Multiple police vehicles and structures were set on fire, including businesses on the 1700 block of Walnut Street.

Looting also took place in the area of West Walnut and West Chestnut Streets in Center City. People could be seen jumping into store windows and stealing whatever they could get their hands on.

All told, 216 people were arrested Saturday, including:

  • 138 for breaking Saturday's curfew
  • 54 for looting or burglary
  • 13 for code violations
  • 4 for theft
  • 3 for firearm violations
  • 4 for assault on police

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has implemented a citywide curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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