Hundreds Turn Out for Philadelphia Rally Supporting Police

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than 200 people turned out for a rally in support of police officers in northeast Philadelphia.

Waving flags, holding signs and blowing whistles, the crowd gathered near an intersection in the city’s Mayfair neighborhood Wednesday night to show they stand with the city’s officers.

The rally was inspired by the deadly ambush of police officers in Dallas and subsequent protests. It lasted about three hours.

Tempers flared briefly when a man appeared carrying a Black Lives Matter sign. Some in the crowd argued with him, but the man left after shaking hands with a woman and wishing her peace.

Several dozen people attended another rally in support of police in the city’s Roxborough section.

 

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

6 of the Best Ways to Spend Your Summer in Tampa BayTampa Bay is calling your name! Our beautiful area offers so much and this list is just a small segment of what Tampa Bay has in store for you this summer. Here are the best ways to spend your summer here in Tampa Bay.
Best Party Beaches Around Tampa BayIt's illegal to drink alcohol on most of Tampa Bay's beaches - unless you know about these next six locations.

Listen Live