Shocking new footage has shown zombified tranquilizer addicts swaying on the sidewalk in Philadelphia, following presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy’s visit to the ‘war zone’ Democratic city.
Multiple spaced out individuals were seen buckled in, with no control of their limbs, at the trash littered corner of Kensington and Allegheny avenues.
The Kensington neighborhood, “ground zero” for the city’s drug epidemic, is often littered with trash and addicts injecting drugs in the middle of the day.
The drug disaster has been fueled by the rise of xylazine, known as ‘tranq’, a deadly sedative used to enhance the effects of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine. The ‘zombie drug’ leaves users with rotting flesh, sometimes requiring amputation.
Republican candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, who visited the site as part of his campaign, said the pitiful sights on the streets of Philadelphia had been turned into an “open-air drug market.”
Several people were seen strapped in, with no control of their limbs, at the trash-strewn corner of Kensington and Allegheny avenues.
The new clip showed the extent of drug and homelessness problems in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia has been overwhelmed by drug-fuelled crime under the leadership of Democratic District Attorney Larry Krasner, a self-described “progressive prosecutor.”
His failure to crack down led to his 2022 impeachment trial for “dereliction of duty,” however he remains in office after his trial was indefinitely postponed.
Ohio-born Republican Ramaswamy, in response to the clip, posted his own video of visiting, captioned: “The people I met in Kensington, PA don’t care if you have an R or D next to your name. .
Fentanyl, violence and homelessness are the problem. That’s what we’re here to fix. America First.
In a video of him walking through the city, he said: “Look, there are needles lying left and right, I only saw two rats running.” He is not just driven by poverty.
“Here, it’s actually inflicted by drug users literally coming across our southern border.
It’s like an open-air drug market.
Ramaswamy added: ‘It’s a shame that those obsessed with climate change and third world poverty don’t care more about the misery on the streets here at home.
“I visited Kensington not because it’s a popular place for presidential candidates, but because it’s not.”
Vivek Ramaswamy, in response to the clip, posted his own footage of visiting the drug-filled streets of Philadelphia.
The images show the rows of homeless encampments on the streets of Philadelphia.
One person who saw the video on social media wrote: ‘Yes this is real. It’s Kensington & Allegheny. This is just the tip of the iceberg. They’re on heroin, fentanyl, and tranquilizers.
The tranquilizer causes such severe wounds in the flesh that exposed bones can be seen in many. Rehab centers don’t take people with open wounds, so they keep using and the wounds get worse.
‘The city and our Soros-backed district attorney do nothing. Instead, they fund free needle and needle exchange programs where users take a handful of clean needles and sell them for more drugs.
‘No, insane outdoor drug use is not everywhere, but it is spreading. Drug addicts are all over Market and Chestnut streets in Center City.
‘I don’t think it’s going to get better. This has been the norm in Democrat-run cities for generations. Even the Republican Party here is corrupt.
‘If this is what people want, is it worth saving?’
Another former Philly local said: ‘Philadelphia was practically uninhabitable when I moved in last year. I’ve met several people who were held up at gunpoint, had my car window broken (so they only stole 12 quarters) and much more.
“Really sad to see all this happen.”
New footage shows addicts injecting themselves or passing out on the sidewalk.
It’s a situation fueled by the rise of the drug Xylazine, also known as ‘tranq’, a deadly sedative often used to enhance the effects of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine.
Haunting footage shows a grim sight in Philadelphia as drug users and the homeless litter the streets of the City of Brotherly Love over the 4th of July weekend.
The scope of the homelessness crisis in Philadelphia is seen here. People have their belongings thrown into the streets
Crime has shot up by a fifth in Philadelphia compared to last year, with theft among lawbreakers making the problem persistent.
A drug user prepares to inject himself on the side of the street in Philadelphia
Last week, the White House unveiled a plan to address the growing presence of the powerful animal sedative xylazine in a six-point agenda.
The administration stopped short of recommending restrictions on the drug with pushback from farmers, veterinarians and others who regularly use the drug in their fields.
Federal officials expect the new strategy to reduce xylazine-related overdose deaths by 15 percent by 2025.
Meanwhile, crime has shot up by a fifth in Philadelphia compared to last year, with theft among lawbreakers making the problem persistent.
Homeless people and drug addicts are often forced to commit petty theft as a way to support themselves or raise enough money to indulge their addictions.
Images from Dailymail.com in May revealed the scale of Philadelphia’s rampant “quiet” epidemic, which has transformed the city’s streets into a drug-infested hellhole.
Barely two months later, the images show that the situation is the same.
Gruesome scenes in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ show crowds of homeless addicts staggering aimlessly through the streets, surrounded by tents and strewn garbage.
One person gave DailyMail.com an inside look at the harrowing situation, explaining that ‘people are starving, people are overdosing’.
I’ve had to do CPR on five people here. We have found three bodies, people just stepping over the bodies that were lying there. I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve had to do Narcan, uh, for people,” the person said.
The person added that addicts are flocking from California and New York and other areas of the United States.
‘You know, when I, when we come from Virginia, people say, why are you going to Philadelphia? It’s a Philly problem.
‘Like, this is a US problem and it’s going to come to a city near you if we don’t do something about it because, um, people literally come from all over the East Coast because they know they can come here and use and they won’t They won’t get in trouble for it.