By Joshua Albert and Kenneth Lipp
Monday night hundreds of community members gathered outside the southwest Philadelphia Fire Station which responded to a fire on Saturday night, a blaze which resulted in 4 deaths and 42 displaced persons. Family and neighbors of victims of the Gesner Street fire at times blocked the entrance to the Engine 40 firehouse, and Philadelphia Police, dozens of whom were called to the scene from throughout the city, made several arrests.
The Declaration will be covering planned protests throughout the day. On scene at the demonstration last night, contributor Joshua Albert filmed this interview, where a resident of the neighborhood predicts that last night’s display of displeasure from the community is only the beginning.
Joshua will be following any action today, and is currently on scene in Southwest Philadelphia. Follow him for updates on twitter, and we will continue to post the latest here as it breaks.