Fight Breaks Out Between Protesters, Rittenhouse Supporters Outside Court After Verdict

Fight Breaks Out Between Protesters, Rittenhouse Supporters
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Emotions got the better of some people gathered outside the Kenosha County Courthouse in Wisconsin after the announcement that Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all counts by a jury after four days of deliberation.

One particularly heated exchange was captured during a CNN interview with the family of Jacob Blake. A Blake supporter and a man holding a “Free Kyle” sign argued briefly about the fairness of the trial.

The Blake supporter called the sign-holding man “ignorant” and said the verdict came only because of an “all-white jury.”

The man claimed he previously said he would respect the case verdict “regardless,” though the woman argued he was nervous before the news was announced.

“She’s wrong. She’s vocal, but she’s wrong,” he countered.

Lisa Bennatan, a producer/writer for Fox News, posted the tense moment on Twitter.

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Rittenhouse was acquitted of all felony charges, including first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree intentional homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

Jacob Blake is the Black man from Kenosha who was shot seven times by a police officer in the summer of 2020. The shooting led to the Black Lives Matter protest during which Rittenhouse shot three people, killing two.

A heated argument occurred outside the courthouse of Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial after the verdict was announced on Friday. Above, demonstrators gather outside of the Kenosha County Courthouse in Wisconsin as the jury deliberates for a second day of Rittenhouse’s trial on November 17, 2021, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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