WATCH: BLM, Antifa Fight Over Who Should Lead Philadelphia Protest

BLM, Antifa fight over leadership of protest march in Philadelphia. (Twitter video screenshot)
Twitter Video Screenshot

An apparent disagreement over protest leadership broke out in Philadelphia Tuesday night between BLM and Antifa protesters. Following the squabble, the two factions decided to go separate ways.

“Current scene in Philadelphia where a couple hundred BLM/ANTIFA came to march for Walter Wallace,” Savanah Hernandez tweeted. “Inner fighting between the two groups resulted in the two marches splitting off.”

The dispute led to the destruction of at least one Black Lives Matter flag by a person wearing black bloc. The argument seemed to be based on what direction the protesters should take.

Journalist Elijah Schaffer tweeted a different view of the skirmish.

“PHILLY: black bloc anarchists, black lives matter, & socialists get into a fight over who should lead the protest and where to head,” Schaffer tweeted. “They were actively pushing press back to prevent people from filming.”

The second night of protests turned violent as BLM protesters began striking police officers. Protesters attempted to block the video recording, Schaffer said.

The unrest began after two officers shot and killed an armed Black man, Walter Wallace, Jr. Video shot by a witness shows Wallace approaching two police officers around a car and into a street. Officers ordered Wallace repeatedly to drop the knife before firing.

Wallace continued approaching the retreating officers with the knife extended toward the police. Multiple shots rang out and Wallace fell to the ground. A responding police officer loaded Wallace into a vehicle and drove him to the hospital. He later died from his wounds.

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