5 officers hurt in South Street unrest

July 12, 2009 5:52:27 AM PDT
Five Philadelphia Police officers were injured overnight while trying to keep order on South Street. Police say thousands converged on South Street at around midnight.

A sergeant from the 16th District and four other officers were injured while trying to break up several fights.

8 people were arrested.

Police tell Action News that five of the people arrested were juveniles and that the unrest was not related to the Greek Picnic happening this weekend.

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