Riots erupted in several US cities in 2020 after the death of Kyle Rittenhouse


Riots erupted in several US cities in 2020 after the death of Kyle Rittenhouse, a young man who killed two people during a Black Lives meter demonstration.

New York, Portland, and Kenosha were the scenes of demonstrations rejecting the verdict of a Wisconsin jury that found the 18-year-old not guilty.

Kyle Rittenhouse, a teenager accused of killing two people during riots following the August 2020 riots in Kenosha (Wisconsin), staged several protests last Friday in New York, Portland, and other cities against the verdict. So are Or the canvas itself.

On the night of August 25 of that year, Rattan House traveled from Antioch, Illinois, to Kenosha, with a semi-automatic assault rifle, to protect private property from riots and looting, he said. had gone. Jacob Blake, a black man, was killed by a police officer.

In New York, five people have been arrested in the borough of Queens, where some material damage has also been registered, as reported by the city police. Some 300 protesters also gathered outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to denounce the verdict as an example of racial double standards in the American judicial system.

The protests have been repeated in the city of Portland, where about 200 people staged a violent rally in front of the city's Justice Center. Some groups of protesters, dressed in Black from head to toe, throwing stones smashed windows of adjacent buildings and attacked a team of reporters from the local branch of the chain ABC, KATU. At least one person was arrested.

Kenosha city was also the scene of demonstrations after the acquittal of Rittenhouse, as reported by the subsidiary of CBS, the WDJT. A woman was arrested in front of the Kenosha County Courthouse for criticizing Examining Magistrate Bruce Schroeder with graffiti on the courthouse floor that read, "The judge must go. "

Rittenhouse, now 18, faced charges of willful, reckless manslaughter, attempted murder, and reckless endangerment.

The teenager who was 17 at the time of the murders shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz, 26 at the time. Rittenhouse testified that he fired in self-defense and pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Even as the jury weighed the evidence, the case was still weighing two requests from the defense to declare the trial null, with the possibility of reversing the verdict in the event of a conviction. In one of the requests, the judge was asked to go even further and prohibit the prosecution from conducting a new trial against Rittenhouse.

The process, revealing the fractures in American society regarding firearms, the right to self-defense, and the anti-racist movement Black Lives Matter, has been widely publicized in the country, which was eagerly awaiting a verdict.

He appeared free after those who supported him paid the bail of two million dollars in the process.

The young man is currently a reference in certain right-wing circles. The significant mobilization against police violence in the summer of 2020 was the work of "anti-fascists" or "anarchists."

On the contrary, Rittenhouse embodies the excesses of gun culture and the right to self-defense for the left.