The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, after testifying that he acted in self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shooting, causes outrage among New Yorkers.
The verdict gathered, this Friday night, a crowd in front of the Barclays Center, emblematic scene of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Later, the protesters crossed the Brooklyn Bridge in the direction of Foley Square in Lower Manhattan.
Another protest ran in parallel in Washington Square Park, another representative place of the racial justice movement over the past year.
For his part, President Biden issued a statement on Kyle Rittenhouse’s verdict: “While the verdict in Kenosha will make many Americans angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken.”
That statement came after Biden’s initial reaction in which he said: “I agree with what the jury has concluded. The jury system works and we have to abide by it.”
During the 2020 presidential campaign, Biden said that Rittenhouse is a white supremacist. And he declined to confirm whether he still maintains that assessment.