Student organizations at Arizona State University want the administration to “withdraw” Kyle Rittenhouse from the university.
In a demand letter, the groups called for the administration to release a statement against Rittenhouse and against white supremacy, Fox News reported.
Additionally, the groups want the university “to reaffirm support for the multicultural center on campus as a safe space from white supremacy.”
Their demands come after Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges after fatally shooting two people and shooting and injuring another in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Aug. 25, 2020.
“Rittenhouse took the lives of innocent people with the intent to do so — by strapping an assault rifle to himself in a crowd of unarmed citizens,” said a spokesperson for Students for Socialism ASU. “That is the textbook definition of intention. The decision made by the court is one of thousands of cases that have been influenced by biased judges, predominantly white juries, and mistakes inherent in a judicial system founded off of injustice to begin with.”
The groups are hosting a rally and protest Wednesday at the university.
By Noah Johnson, YR Media