Apple confirmed the temporary closure by updating its official retail portal on Wednesday local time. Although Apple has yet to comment publicly on the temporary closure of the store, the move is likely to be related to ongoing protests in the region against the shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. by U.S. police. < / P > < p > according to Philadelphia Inquirer, on Tuesday, local time, protestors clashed with police for the second night in hot spots around the city. At the intersection of protest 52nd street and market streets, the situation deteriorated, where Wallace was killed and looting was reported in other areas. < p > < p > in May this year, there was a nationwide protest against the police shooting and killing of Black George Floyd in the United States. Many of Apple’s official retail stores were targeted by looters, including this one in Philadelphia. Apple then sealed or removed inventory from stores in risk areas. Privacy Policy