President Donald Trump’s supporters gathered in Kenosha, Wisconsin, hours before the president’s visit to demand “justice” for accused murderer Kyle Rittenhouse, who allegedly killed two people. The Trump voters also chanted “All Lives Matter” at black people.
One man shouted: “Justice for Kyle Rittenhouse! He’s an American hero!”
A woman wearing a Trump T-shirt shouted similar nonsense: “Stand up Americans! Before you lose it. Stand up for America now! America now! America now!”
Some Black Lives Matter counter-protesters got into a verbal exchange with Trump supporters outside the local courthouse.
Getting tense in Kenosha as BLM activists walk through Trump supporters, fists raised. pic.twitter.com/2vhfqDt6vp— Natasha Korecki (@natashakorecki) September 1, 2020
Here’s a snapshot of the tension we are seeing in Kenosha ahead of the President’s visit. Black lives matter group and Trump supporters facing off outside the justice center. #kenosha #JacobBlake pic.twitter.com/GejHwhCXwp— Kristen Barbaresi (@KristenBarbar) September 1, 2020