Greater than 100 individuals gathered within the blustery chilly at Kenosha’s Civic Middle Park Sunday, for a protest responding to the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse.
Rittenhouse killed two individuals and injured one other throughout unrest in Kenosha that adopted the police taking pictures of a Black man, Jacob Blake, final summer season.
Protesters chanted the names of the 2 males Rittenhouse killed, Joseph “JoJo” Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber.
Additionally they chanted the identify of Chrystul Kizer, a younger Black lady and intercourse trafficking sufferer from Kenosha, who’s accused of killing a person who sexually abused her. Kizer’s case is still pending.
Democratic State Rep. David Bowen of Milwaukee in contrast it to Rittenhouse’s case. Rittenhouse efficiently argued self-defense. Kizer additionally claims she acted in self-defense.
“Chrystul Kizer was on this constructing [Kenosha County Courthouse] advocating for her justice too,” Bowen stated. “And we didn’t hear any of y’all. And we didn’t hear anyone that was out making noises for Kyle Rittenhouse.”
Bowen, together with Jacob Blake’s uncle, Justin Blake, and Bishop Tavis Grant of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, stated they might struggle for justice for Chrystul Kizer.
“Present Chrystul Kizer the identical consideration,” stated Grant. “Present her the identical sympathy. Make her a hero.”
The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and its chief, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, are additionally advocating for a federal investigation into the Rittenhouse case.
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