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ASU students protest Rittenhouse as possible student

Kyle Rittenhouse listens as the verdict in his trial is read on Nov.  19, 2021
Kyle Rittenhouse listens as the verdict in his trial is read on Nov. 19, 2021
Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 7:59 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2021 at 8:29 PM CST
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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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