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Young American Kyle Rittenhouse, acquitted after killing two men during an anti-racist protest in 2020, claimed he was not racist and supported the Black Lives Matter movement, in an interview to be broadcast on Monday. & nbsp;
“I am not a racist, I support the Black Lives Matter movement, I support peaceful protests,” he said on Fox News in reference to the protests which have multiplied in the United States after the death of George Floyd, an Afro- American, when arrested by a white police officer in Minneapolis at the end of May 2020.
Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, was on trial for killing two men, 26 and 36, and injuring a third with a semi-automatic rifle on August 23, 2020 in Kenosha, Great Lakes region.
He had come to the Wisconsin town with a group of armed citizens to, he said, “protect” businesses from looting during protests of anger against racism after Jacob Blake, an African-American man, was seriously injured by a Kenosha policeman.
Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted on Friday after pleading in self-defense, claiming to have fired after being chased and attacked by these three men, all white like him.
This verdict shocked part of America, believing that it offered a blank check to supporters of white supremacy and armed groups.
“This trial has nothing to do with with racism, it was about the right to self-defense ”, affirmed the young man in the extract of this interview which must t be broadcast in the evening.
Prior to arriving in Kenosha, Kyle Rittenhouse posted several social media messages in support of law enforcement.