Rittenhouse acquittal sparks protests across US cities [Video]

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:


  • Protests erupt in several cities nationwide after the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict Friday night.
  • The teen was found not guilty by a Wisconsin jury.
  • Republicans cheered the acquittal while Democrats rebuked it. 

The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse sparked protests in cities across the United States this weekend.

In Chicago, civil rights advocate Rev. Jesse Jackson led a demonstration on Saturday through the city’s downtown area, including on its busy commercial State Street. Hundreds of people could be seen in one video holding signs and banners marching down the street.

In New York, people protested on Friday on the Brooklyn Bridge, shutting it down temporarily. The New York Police Department warned residents to avoid the area and “expect temporary closures and delays in the surrounding vicinity.”

In Portland, officials on Friday deemed a demonstration a “riot.”

Multnomah Co. Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that a group of protesters arrived on Friday evening at the Justice Center yelling the phrase “burn it down.” Close to a dozen people eventually entered the building when “deputies met the trespassers on the ramp to prevent entry and began instructing them to exit.”

“The crowd, which was described as hostile, launched urine, alcoholic beverages, water bottles and batteries at deputies during the event,” the sheriff’s office said.

“Because a large group of people were engaging in tumultuous and violent conduct, and further entry into the building would have posed significant implications and grave risk of causing public alarm, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) declared a riot.”

The Portland Police Bureau shared photos of a store and a police car sustaining damages. Another photo showed graffiti reading, “All cops are Kyles,” a spin on the political slogan “All cops are bastards.”

Meanwhile in downtown Oakland, over 100 people engaged in peaceful protests against the verdict on Friday evening, according to CBS San Francisco. 

The protests demonstrated a raw wave of emotions felt across the nation after Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted on all five charges he faced, including intentional homicide, after he fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and injured Gaige Grosskreutz at a demonstration in Kenosha, Wis., following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man. 

Reactions to the verdict were divided along partisan lines, with conservatives cheering the decision, even offering Rittenhouse congressional internships, while Democrats rebuked it. 

Source: The Hill

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5 thoughts on “Rittenhouse acquittal sparks protests across US cities [Video]

  1. Mob justice is a program to go shopping for free stuff. Let’s have a protest against the constitution and go have a riot so we can loot and plunder since Biden has the economy so disrupted is the mind set behind these people they could careless about those who got shot.

  2. Isn’t it ‘interesting’ how those militant Amish folks always manage to come up with the lamest excuse to riot and loot and burn and murder? Oh wait, it isn’t them after all, it is the ‘down trodden’ masses due to ‘white privilege’ no doubt, in democRAT ruined er um wrecked oops I mean run cities that seem to ‘find’ that excuse to go on ‘shopping’ sprees……………………

  3. Got this from a friend who watched the entire trial.

    I didn’t know that Kyle put out a dumpster fire that was being rolled down to a gas station to blow up, with people all around.
    I didn’t know that the Police were told to stand down as businesses were destroyed.
    I didn’t know that Kyles Dad, Grandma and Friends all lived in Kenosha, 20 minutes from where he resided with his Mom part time in Illinois.
    I didn’t know that Joseph Rosenbaum knocked him down twice and then attempted to kick him with lethal force to the head. I didn’t know that Huber had hit him in the head 2x with a skateboard.
    I didn’t know Gaige Grosskreutz, a felon in possession of firearm, aimed his gun at Kyle first, as he admitted on the stand.
    I also didn’t know that in the State of Wisconsin, it is legal for Kyle to have a gun, even at 17 (which was why the gun charge was dismissed).
    I didn’t know that Kyle did not cross state lines with a gun he wasn’t supposed to have. The rightful gun owner did, as he was legally permitted to do.

    I also didn’t realize that Rosenbaum was a 5 time convicted child rapist and that Huber was a 2 time convicted woman beater. I didn’t know that Grosskreutz was a convicted Burglar with an assault on his record also.

    IF THE MEDIA DID THEIR JOB… we would ALL have known this!

    Time more men stood up and the judicial system do their jobs!

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