Within hours of the acquittal of the fascist vigilante killer Kyle Rittenhouse on all charges on Friday, November 19, people in cities across the country began taking to the streets in outrage and anger. That night saw protests in New York, Chicago, Oakland, Los Angeles and Portland, while smaller groups gathered in San Diego and elsewhere.
Saturday and Sunday saw demonstrations in many other cities including Boston, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Tampa, FL. and Raleigh, N.C. About 1,000 people marched through downtown Chicago. On Sunday, people gathered in Kenosha’s Civic Center Park to protest the verdict and marched through the streets of Kenosha. Speakers included Justin Blake, the uncle of Jacob Blake shot 7 times in the back by Kenosha police, and the fiancée of JoJo Rosenbaum, the first heroic protester murdered by Rittenhouse.