Reactions to the verdict show a city as divided and beset by inequality as on the night of the killings in August 2020
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Kyle Rittenhouse is now a free man after fatally shooting two men and wounding a third during anti-racism protests last year, but his trial has left behind a divided America – and done little to ease tensions in the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, where the killings took place.
Rittenhouse, 18, who faced charges of homicide, was acquitted in full on the grounds of self-defense. But the jury’s decision did not calm the people outside the Kenosha county courthouse in the hours after news of the verdict rippled across the city, and the rest of the United States.