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The City Of Philadelphia Bombed Itself

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Snapshot | On May 13, 1985, Philly's mayor sent police forces
to arrest members living in their community home and approved the use of military-grade weapons after MOVE members refused to leave the house

A helicopter dropped two bombs on the house, 11 people were killed, including 5 children. A fire caused by the bombings spread through the area burning down 60 homes, leaving hundreds homeless.