As the Black Lives Matter protests continue, news has emerged that the Kenosha shooter, 17-year-old white man, Kyle Rittenhouse, is having his legal fight paid for from his Free Kyle merchandise.
Keep scrolling to learn more.
The Black Lives Matter movement has never before been so prominent.
via: GettyEver since George Floyd, an unarmed and defenseless black man, died while being held in a police restraint, our country has experienced a wave of anger like never before.
This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...
via: GettyBut George Floyd's death has sparked an outrage like never before.
Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...
via: GettyAnd they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
Many protests turned violent...
via: GettyBut change needs to happen and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.
Remarkably, however, they seem to be working.
BLACK WOMEN MATTER. BLACK MEN MATTER. BLACK CHILDREN MATTER. BLACK FAMILIES MATTER. BLACK POSSIBILITIES MATTER.… https://t.co/y6dlDWKPN3— a gem (@a gem)1591104461.0
It has also taken over our streets...
via: Getty ImagesFor instance, a group of people painted large yellow letters saying "Black Lives Matter" down two blocks of 16th Street in D.C - a two-lane road that coincidentally leads to the White House.
Protests have been happening across the pond too...
via: GettyHundreds of thousands of people have been taking to the streets in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The global solidarity has been incredible to see.
We are witnessing history in the making...
via: GettyAnd people are continuing to demand justice.
This is only the beginning.
THEYRE CHARGING THE OTHER 3 OFFICERS AND RAISED THE DEGREE. KEEP SIGNING PETITIONS, KEEP DONATING, KEEP CALLING. THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING— gabryelle (@gabryelle)1591208344.0
Black Lives Matter murals have been popping up across the globe.
via: Getty ImagesAnd then New York City decided to paint their own.
The closure happened between 56th and 57th Street.
via: Getty ImagesAnd at the time a Department of Transportation spokesperson told PIX 11 that the block would be blocked to cars for days, when traffic would be free to drive through the painting.
The President slammed plans for an "antagonizing" BLM mural outside Trump Tower on Wednesday.His Twitter rant came after the Mayor's intention to defund the NYPD's $6 billion budget was announced. "And yet the @NYCMayor is going to paint a big, expensive, yellow Black Lives Matter sign on Fifth Avenue, denigrating this luxury Avenue," the President said. "This will further antagonize New York’s Finest, who LOVE New York & vividly remember the horrible BLM chant, 'Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon.'"
De Blasio clapped back to the President a few hours later.
@realDonaldTrump Here’s what you don’t understand: Black people BUILT 5th Ave and so much of this nation. Your “lu… https://t.co/NNgnFIR8ae— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@Mayor Bill de Blasio)1593617987.0
@realDonaldTrump You also don’t know that NY’s Finest are now a majority people of color. They already know Black L… https://t.co/D3ZEs0hWnu— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@Mayor Bill de Blasio)1593618615.0
Several people loved the fact that the mural would be located near Trump Tower.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is moving ahead with plans to paint “Black Lives Matter” along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The… https://t.co/PMmGjzLuMh— SrqHolly😎Biden/Harris (@SrqHolly😎Biden/Harris)1593616506.0
However not all protests were peaceful.And back in August, a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin turned deadly.
A 17-year-old white man opened fire.
Kyle Rittenhouse, 17-Year-Old Charged In Kenosha Shootings, Fights Extradition https://t.co/atw6vvGFLk https://t.co/RqP8kD3Nkw— WCCO - CBS Minnesota (@WCCO - CBS Minnesota)1601168417.0
Two were killed.
Bail for Kyle Rittenhouse, an Illinois teenager accused of killing two men during protests over a police shooting i… https://t.co/8opWSSApMW— The New York Times (@The New York Times)1604359806.0
Rittenhouse was arrested.
#KyleRittenhouse's legal fight is being funded by "Free Kyle" merchandise https://t.co/vKW63KkiJs— Zafar Manzoor (@Zafar Manzoor)1608383710.0
However now it’s been reported that Kyle’s legal fight is being funded by his merchandise.
.@squarespace is profiting off of #KyleRittenhouse merch and helping the Rittenhouse family raise money to defend t… https://t.co/cxPeBbfG1V— Rob Gill (@Rob Gill)1608341890.0