Reverend Jesse Jackson to lead protest in Kenosha in response to Kyle Rittenhouse verdict – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) – Reverend Jesse Jackson will lead a march through Kenosha, in response to Kyle Rittenhouse’s verdict.
Reverend Jackson and others plan to retrace the route Kyle Rittenhouse took the night he killed two men and injured a third. He will also ask the Justice Department to investigate federal crimes they say were committed by Rittenhouse on the night of the fatal shooting.
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The march comes just a day after hundreds of people closed some streets in Chicago to protest Rittenhouse’s acquittal.
The protest began at Federal Plaza and wound its way through the main arteries of the downtown area.
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Protesters halted traffic on Michigan Avenue for a while. The holiday season people even participated or watched.
Protesters slammed the nation’s criminal justice system, while Reverend Jackson earlier today called Rittenhouse’s acquittal a “denial of justice.”
“The world will be his prison. Everywhere he goes people will say this is the guy who killed two people. He will have this burden on his conscience for a long time to come, ”Jackson said.
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The walk to Kenosha Sunday, led by Reverend Jackson, will begin at 2 p.m. at Civic Center Park.