Protests Erupt Around U.S. In Response To Rittenhouse Verdict; Some Turn Violent

Protests Erupt Around U.S. In Response To Rittenhouse Verdict; Some Turn Violent


Cities across the U.S. erupted in protests Friday night after the jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial found him not guilty on all counts.

Police in Portland, Oregon, declared a riot around 9:00 p.m. local time after protests became violent. The protesters had been on site for some time, according to KOIN 6, when they began to smash windows and doors of city facilities, and tear down fencing and construction signs to use as street barricades. They had begun “tampering with” a roll-up gate at the city’s Justice Center when local police and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office declared the riot. A police officer’s car had its windows smashed, trash and debris fires were started, and there was chatter about the group planning to burn down the

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