Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse ignites protests in Chicago


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Black Lives Matter Chicago leads the protest as they march near Federal Plaza.

Jonah Elkowitz

On Saturday, Nov. 20, Black Lives Matter Chicago protested the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse. Rittenhouse faced five felony charges after killing two men and injuring another during a protest following the shooting of Jacob Blake, which left Blake partly paralyzed. After three days of deliberation, a unanimous jury relieved Rittenhouse of all charges on Friday, leading to calls for judicial reform throughout the nation. Protesters gathered Saturday at Federal Plaza, before walking several blocks alongside a substantial police presence.

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