Kyle Rittenhouse verdict: Tensions rise outside courthouse
Hours after a jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse, tensions rose between demonstrators and law enforcement outside the Kenosha County Courthouse. FOX6 News at the scene saw an arrest being made.
KENOSHA, Wis. - Tensions rose between demonstrators and law enforcement Friday night, Nov. 19 – hours after a jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges in connection to the shootings of three people.
FOX6 News at the scene saw at least one person taken into custody around 9:15 p.m. Several other law enforcement vehicles arrived to escort the initial vehicle away after demonstrators surrounded the scene.
It is unclear why the woman was handcuffed and placed in the police vehicle. Demonstrators could be heard asking why she was being arrested.
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FOX6 reached out to law enforcement for more information but did not immediately hear back.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the nation’s debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice.
Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday. Outside the Kenosha County Courthouse, demonstrators on both sides reacted.
After a jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts Friday, a Kenosha event was organized to promote moving forward and processing emotions.