ANTIOCH, Ill. (AP) — A white 17-year-old who says he went to protests in Wisconsin to protect businesses and people has become a flashpoint in a debate over anti-racism demonstrations that have gripped many American cities and vigilantism that has sometimes met them. Kyle Rittenhouse grabbed an AR-15 style rifle on Tuesday and joined several other armed people seeking to protect the streets of Kenosha following a police shooting that left Jacob Blake, a Black man, paralyzed. Prosecutors say Rittenhouse shot and killed two people and severely wounded a third that night. At a hearing Friday, a judge postponed a decision on whether Rittenhouse should be returned to Wisconsin to face charges. His attorney says he acted in self-defense.
Posted at 8:19 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 21:49:51-04
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