Protests Erupt in New York City After Kyle Rittenhouse Acquittal

Crowds of protesters gathered outside New York City’s Barclays Center on the night of November 19, after a Wisconsin jury earlier in the day acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges against him.

Rittenhouse faced five felony charges including first-degree intentional homicide, stemming from deadly shootings in Kenosha during unrest in the city in August 2020. His lawyers argued he was acting in self-defense.

Footage filmed by Ben Von Klemperer shows protesters listening to a speaker outside Barclays Center, before marching through the city’s streets chanting “say his name, Jacob Blake.”

Jacob Blake was shot by police on August 23, 2020, sparking a period of unrest in the Kenosha area. Credit: Ben Von Klemperer via Storyful

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