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Kyle Rittenhouse gives 1st interview since acquittal: ‘I’m not a racist person’.

Kyle Rittenhouse is seen in a courtroom during his trial
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KENOSHA, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 10: Kyle Rittenhouse waits for his trial to begin for the day at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 10, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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The shootings quickly made Rittenhouse a rallying cry for supporters of Second Amendment rights and those angered by the sometimes violent protests seen in some American cities after Floyd’s death.

Rittenhouse was photographed in a bar before the trial with apparent members of the far-right Proud Boys. Rittenhouse’s attorneys have said he is not a white supremacist.

“I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement, I support peacefully demonstrating,” Rittenhouse tells Carlson in excerpts of the interview released by Fox News ahead of its airing.

A jury last Friday found Rittenhouse not guilty on charges of homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangering in the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz, now 28.

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