ASU students protest Rittenhouse as possible student
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State University student groups protesting Kyle Rittenhouse’s ties to the school marched Wednesday, nearly coming to blows with his conservative-leaning supporters.
Around 100 people rallied on the suburban Phoenix campus to urge the university to disavow the 18-year-old.
Rittenhouse was acquitted of murder in November in deadly shootings during last year’s unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He testified that he acted in self-defense when he killed two men and wounded a third with a semi-automatic rifle during protests.
Rittenhouse also said during his testimony that he was taking online classes from ASU. University officials confirmed that is no longer the case.
A spokesman for the Rittenhouse family did not return messages seeking comment.
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