Madrid, 22 (Europa Press)
Dozens of people gather in the US city of Kenosha this Sunday to protest the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in the August 2020 mobilization of two people who shot and killed two people during a mobilization against police violence in the same city.
Among those taking part in the march was Jacob Blake’s uncle Justin Blake, a black man killed by Wisconsin police last year and whose death sparked the aforementioned protests in Kenosha, in which Rittenhouse appeared armed with the alleged purpose of security. property from disturbance.
Participants carry banners criticizing decisions and institutional racism in the judicial system, as reported by the American television network ABC. “It is this lack of accountability for which others are punished, even if others have done little,” said one protester.
The march came a day after another similar protest in the city of Chicago attended by the Reverend Jesse Jackson, who has indicated that the verdict is “a serious blow to justice and the start of a season for violence. militias by the right wing.”
On the night of August 25, 2020, 17-year-old Rittenhouse traveled from Antioch, Illinois to Kenosha, Wisconsin, he said, to protect private property from rioting and looting, including protests over Blake’s death.
Rittenhouse has been found not guilty of all five charges, including first-degree murder in the death of 26-year-old Anthony Huber, which could have sentenced him to life, and reckless homicide by Joseph Rosenbaum, 36.
In return, he was also acquitted of the sole survivor of the shooting, Gage Grosskretz, a Milwaukee paramedic who was shot in the leg, and two other charges of crimes against public safety for possessing a firearm.
Rittenhouse’s lawyers focused the case on the right to defend himself against the “threat” posed by death, as well as a third who had been injured by shots from the assault rifle the defendant was carrying when he After deliberating, he tried to reduce it so that he could open fire on the protesters.