More than 100 people gathered in a demonstration in downtown Oakland early Friday evening following a verdict announcement in Wisconsin in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager accused of killing two people and shooting another during unrest last summer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all counts in his murder trial connected to the shootings of three people during unrest in Kenosha during the summer of 2020.
In Oakland, organizers planned a "STAND WITH KENOSHA!" demonstration starting at 6 p.m. at 18th Street and Broadway. From there the group planned to march to the courthouse.
Rally organizers said they want the U.S. Department of Justice to take a look at the Rittenhouse case.
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At least one business in the area was seen boarding up its storefront.
The verdict set off a wave of reactions on social media.
President Joe Biden said Friday that he and many other Americans feels "angry and concerned" about the Rittenhouse acquittal. Many of those initial reactions were posted on social media, including some local officials posting their thoughts.
Bay City News Contributed to this report.