“I didn’t watch the [Rittenhouse] trial.” President Joe Biden
Video captured the moment protesters in Portland cornered police into a garage during riots Friday night in response to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. The footage shows nearly a dozen officers dressed in full riot gear backed into a garage as angry protestors confronted them in the streets. The door of the garage slowly closes as the protestors continue to confront the police with one protestor even trying to push the garage open. Police in Portland were forced to declare a riot hours after the Rittenhouse verdict was read when about 200 protestors turned destructive, damaging the front gate of the Multnomah County Justice Center and clashing with officers. Rittenhouse was acquitted on all charges including two counts of homicide, one count of attempted homicide for wounding a third man, and two counts of recklessly endangering safety on Friday. The teen shot and killed two people during protests marred by arson, rioting and looting on August 25, 2020, in Kenosha, Wisconsin following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man.