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Weekend marked by violence across Philly, Eagles are historic underdogs vs. Saints | Morning Newsletter

November 18, 2018

By Staff

Counter-protestors greatly outnumbered rally attendees at Saturday’s “We the People” rally of self-described conservatives on Independence Mall. Four people were arrested, and though online hype raised concern that the event would attract violence-prone hate groups, calm —and Gritty—mostly prevailed at the event. In other parts of Philly, the day was much more violent. In separate shootings and an attack, three people were killed Saturday morning, including a 20-year-old man who police say was beaten with hammers and knives. This morning, we also spoke with reporter Tricia Nadolny about her coverage of the fall of George Hopkins, the former leader of the famed Allentown Cadets drum corps, following sexual assault allegations.

— Ray Boyd, Oona Goodin-Smith (morningnewsletter@philly.com)

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