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Kyle Rittenhouse: Calls for calm after US teen cleared of murder

BBC News

November 20, 2021

There have been calls for calm in the US after a teenager who shot dead two people during racial unrest last year was cleared of all charges.

Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, argued he was acting in self-defence when he shot the men and injured a third in Wisconsin.

The verdict on Friday, which followed a high-profile trial that divided the US, sparked protests in some cities.

But politicians, including President Joe Biden, and families of the victims have urged restraint.

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