Blake members of the family protest exterior Kenosha courthouse throughout jury choice in Rittenhouse trial | WUWM 89.7 FM

Whereas jury choice received underway on Monday within the trial of 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, a small group of individuals demonstrated on the steps of the Kenosha County courthouse. Rittenhouse is accused of fatally capturing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber final August amid protests following the police capturing of Jacob Blake, Jr. throughout a home violence name. One other demonstrator, Gaige Grosskreutz, was wounded by Rittenhouse.

About 20 folks turned out in help for Rittenhouse’s victims and their households on Monday morning. Travis Grant of the Rainbow Push Coalition of Chicago was amongst them.

“Our problem right now is to boost the lives and names of those victims and to verify they get the justice they deserve. It is a homicide trial.”

One other individual on the gathering was Justin Blake, Jacob Blake Jr.’s uncle. Blake mentioned Rosenbaum, Huber, and Grosskreutz had been shot by Rittenhouse whereas expressing their outrage over the police capturing of Jacob Blake Jr.

“They had been out peacefully protesting a rally and had been gunned down. They had been merely younger folks making an attempt to make use of their First Modification proper to go help Jacob Blake [Jr.].”

Rittenhouse’s authorized workforce will argue the now-18-year-old acted in self-defense. Justin Blake mentioned he’ll be on the courthouse on daily basis of the trial.

Additionally on the steps of the courthouse was a girl who gave the impression to be a supporter of Rittenhouse. She carried an American flag together with an indication calling for the arrests of Gov. Tony Evers, Jacob Blake Jr., and Gaige Grosskreutz.

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