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Court acquits teenager who ‘shot dead’ two men during police brutality protest

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Kyle Rittenhouse, the American teenager who shot dead two men during protests and riots against police brutality in Wisconsin last year, was acquitted of all charges on Friday after a high-profile and politically divisive trial.

A jury found Rittenhouse, 18, not guilty of reckless and intentional homicide and other charges stemming from the shootings that took place in August 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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Rittenhouse, who said the shootings were self-defense, sobbed and shook as the verdict was read, sank into his chair and embraced his lawyer before rushing out of the courtroom.

There were scattered cheers and clapping from supporters of Rittenhouse outside the Kenosha courthouse after the verdict.

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