Two protesters were arrested outside the courtroom of Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Wednesday, after one of the two convicts was allegedly assaulted by a reporter.
On Thursday morning, jurors began their third day of deliberations on manslaughter and other charges against Rittenhouse in the Aug. 25, 2020, shooting during unrest in Kenosha that killed two people and injured a third. done.
The demonstration outside the court turned violent on Wednesday.
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One of the two men arrested was a male suspect, identified as 20-year-old Anthony Chacon. According to Fox News, he was wearing a T-shirt with the words “F*** Kyle” and was arrested after assaulting a reporter.
Chacon was arrested on charges of battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department said.
He also “faced charges related to bull jumping, meaning he had a prior criminal record,” Fox News reported.
A second suspect, a 34-year-old woman identified as Shakita Cornelius, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana.
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— Kenosha Co-Sheriff (@kenosha_sheriff) November 17, 2021
The sheriff’s department worked to prepare for what some expected to be a violent reaction to the verdict in the Rittenhouse trial.
“At this time, we have no reason to close roads, impose curfews or facilitate our communities to change their daily routines,” the department said in a statement on Tuesday.
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— Kenosha Co-Sheriff (@kenosha_sheriff) November 16, 2021
Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday that hundreds of National Guard troops will be deployed near Kenosha this week as the city, state and country await a verdict in the Rittenhouse case.
“Nearly 500 Wisconsin Army National Guard troops are reporting for active state duty as Gov. Tony Evers joins hundreds of volunteer law enforcement officers to help local partners ensure public safety. has been authorized,” the governor’s office said in a news release.
Evers said in a statement that he hopes the situation in the city will remain peaceful, and that he wants the public’s help in doing so.
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“We stay in touch with our partners at the local level to ensure the state provides support and resources to keep the Kenosha community and the greater region safe,” he said.
“The Kenosha community has…