Protests in multiple parts of Philadelphia turned violent on Monday night after two police officers shot a Black man armed with a knife. Protesters took to the streets shortly after a video showing the man chasing police with a knife was shot and killed.
Protests are turning violent in multiple parts of the City of Brotherly Love after two police officers were forced to defend themselves from a man wielding a knife during a domestic situation, Breitbart News reported. A video tweeted by OSI News shows chaos breaking out as protesters attack police officers.
Another video shows a line of police officers with shields up who have been attacked with buckets of paint, wooden pallets, bricks, and other objects.
Protesters are yelling at anyone carrying cameras as violence and looting continue. Protesters are equating journalists and police.
In another part of Philadelphia, another group took to the streets and began smashing store windows, ABC6 in Philadelphia reported.
New York Post Reported – Philadelphia cop hit by truck amid protests over police shooting of Walter Wallace
At least one police officer was run over by a truck in Philadelphia as protesters stormed the streets Monday night in response to a fatal police shooting earlier in the day.
The officer who was struck can be seen in footage on social media as a black truck swerves into a group of officers lined across the street to protect against oncoming demonstrators, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
The condition of the officer was not immediately clear.
HD Editors Note: Why is this News Biblically Relevant?
In a time where rioting has broken out across major cities in the United States, it is important that we understand what the Bible says about these things.
Hal Lindsey, in his article “Lawlessness Spreading Across the Land,” revealed why the rampant violence and corruption the Bible says would characterize the last days before the return of Christ seems to be describing our day:
The Bible foretold that the time near the return of Christ would be marked by lawlessness. In Luke 17:26-30, Jesus compared those days to the times of Noah and Lot. Genesis 6:11 tells us that in the time of Noah, “The earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence.”
That sounds like today-rampant violence and corruption. Lot lived in a time and place of violent mobs. In both stories, we see that people lacked empathy, and thought mostly of themselves and their pleasures. Several places in the Bible warn us that the end times will be times of “lawlessness.” That, along with so many other signs, seems to be describing our day.
We are living in perilous times (2 Timothy 3:1-5) and the Bible speaks of an increase in lawlessness, violence and racial division in these last days (Matthew 24:7,12,37). We as Christians are called to walk as children of the day, especially as the coming of our Lord and saviour approaches:
Romans 13:11-14 KJV – “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.”