Protesters and Trump supporters faced off in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on September 1, following the arrival of President Trump in the city.
Footage shows protesters and counter-protesters facing off outside the Kenosha County Courthouse, with an onlooker remarking over a loudspeaker, “Human rights isn’t a political issue. This ain’t politics, this is human rights.”
A black protester then says to a white counter-protester: “When you hear a person say, ’I’m sorry that you don’t know your rights,’ and they happen to look like you, I just like to be assured what rights we’re talking about. Because I know the rights that I don’t have.”
The white man responds: “American rights.”
“All of our rights,” the protester says, “that’s the way you should say it.” The pair later fist bump and continue debating.
Jacob Blake, the man whose shooting by a Kenosha police officer on August 23 touched off unrest in the city, remained hospitalized as of September 1.
The ensuing maelstrom of protests and rioting in the city left many businesses in ruins.
During protests on August 26, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse allegedly shot three people, killing two. Rittenhouse, whose social media profiles showcase his support of Trump and law enforcement, as well as an interest in guns, was later arrested at his home in Illinois. Credit: Heath Goetsch via Storyful