Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal sparks protests across the country

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Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal sparks protests across the country

From X99 News by Editorial Staff

Crowds of people gathered from coast to coast Friday evening to protest Kyle Rittenhouse's acquittal in protests that reflected the division and anger sparked by the high-profile case.

A protest in Portland, Oregon was declared a riot late Friday after some of the 200 people began smashing windows, throwing objects at police and threatening to set fire to the local Justice Center.

Hundreds gathered outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, to express their anger at the verdict as similar events unfolded across the country. Dozens of people were seen marching through New York with placards branding Rittenhouse a “racist killer” and the judiciary as biased.

Dozens of people gathered in Chicago’s Federal Plaza holding signs that read “deny racist vigilante terror” and chant “lock him up,” the Chicago Tribune reported.

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