Protests have erupted in New York City after Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of murder charges Friday afternoon.
Protestors can be heard chanting “every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground” in videos posted on Twitter. Rittenhouse was acquitted Friday on all five charges related to the death of Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber, and injuring Gaige Grosskreutz.
Another Twitter video shows protestors that can be heard chanting, “hey hey, ho ho, these racist cops have got to go.”
Protests outside the courthouse erupted during the trial and jury deliberations. Some protestors also clashed with police, including a man carrying a rifle outside the courthouse Wednesday.
Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers prepared to mobilize the Wisconsin National Guard for potential violence related to the verdict. It is not clear whether any national guard troops were deployed.
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