On Wednesday, the Kenosha Police Department announced that two people were arrested after a fight broke out on the courthouse steps during protests outside the trial of shooter Kyle Rittenhouse.
"A 20-year-old male was arrested for battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. A 34-year-old female was arrested for disorderly conduct," said the statement. "During the arrests law enforcement needed to deploy several officers to keep crowds of citizens and media from interfering."
https://www.facebook.com/55321332206/posts/10159499586167207/?d=n\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/RNlhsqoY9w— Kenosha Police Dept. (@Kenosha Police Dept.) 1637191666
Reporters on the scene took pictures of the incident:
Two protesters have been detained by Kenosha police after a fight broke out today on the steps of the Kenosha County Courthouse.\n\nMeanwhile, the jury is still deliberating in the Kyle Rittenhouse case.\nhttps://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021/11/17/22787360/kyle-rittenhouse-jurors-return-day-2-deliberations\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/mbuuIeAzPb— Ashlee Rezin (@Ashlee Rezin) 1637187924
The incident occurred as the jury entered their second day of deliberations on Rittenhouse, who fatally shot two people and injured a third during the Jacob Blake protests last year. Rittenhouse has claimed he acted in lawful self-defense. Prosecutors have alleged his actions do not qualify as self-defense because he instigated the conflict.