Hundreds protest Kyle Rittenhouse verdict in downtown Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - Hundreds protested the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in downtown Minneapolis Saturday afternoon.
The demonstration began at the Hennepin County Government Center with a group of about 250 people. They later marched through the streets, blocking traffic, and shutting down several intersections for a short time.
The group occupied downtown Minneapolis intersections during the protest. (FOX 9)
One demonstrator told FOX 9 he watched the trial and Rittenhouse's testimony and calls the not-guilty verdict a travesty.
"It's not self-defense if you carry a rifle - a loaded weapon - to a protest that's not even in your community. When you bring a weapon into a crowd of people who are protesting racial injustice, you're the aggressor," said Travontā, a Minneapolis resident.
The protest lasted about three hours.
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Rittenhouse shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz in August 2020 during protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
A Kenosha County jury found him not guilty of all charges against him on Friday.
Hundreds marched through downtown Minneapolis Saturday, a day after the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse.