Chicago/Suburbs

CHICAGO: PROTESTS SCHEDULED IN RITTENHOUSE VERDICT OF NOT GUILTY

by The Chicago Times Staff

November 19, 2021

CHICAGO – Chicago braces for protests that have been scheduled in Chicago Friday night in response to the Kyle Rittenhouse judgment.  Rittenhouse was acquitted of all counts Friday after arguing self-defense in the tragic Kenosha shootings. 

One organized protest will be held at the Federal Center and Plaza 6pm to 10pm.  While another will be held at Millennium Park at 7pm.

President Biden remarked “I stand by what the jury has concluded . . . The jury system works, and we have to abide by it.”  The President also urged calm.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker stated on Thursday that Illinois State Police are prepared for any potential disturbance in the aftermath of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict.