Several far-left wing students groups at Arizona State university students, including (Muslim) Students for Justice in Palestine, have called on the university’s administrators to expel Kyle Rittenhouse, calling him a “violent blood-thirsty murderer.”
World Israel News Rittenhouse, 18, was found in court to have acted in self-defense when he shot and killed two white men and wounded a third during race riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August 2020, after they chased him down, beat him to the ground, and attacked him.
But Students for Justice in Palestine, Arizona State University Students for Socialism, Multicultural Solidarity Coalition, and MECHA de ASU have rejected the jury’s decision. They have written to the administrators demanding that he be expelled to make the campus “safe”, and are holding a demonstration on the campus grounds Wednesday to make their demands heard.
Students for Socialism ASU, which describes itself as “a socialist, revolutionary Marxist club” whose “mission is to end capitalism, and fight for socialism,” posted an advertisement for the rally on Twitter Friday, in which they accused Rittenhouse of being a “racist murderer”.
The tweet included a list of demands, foremost of which was that Rittenhouse be excluded from the school. The groups also demanded that the school administrators release a statement in condemnation of both white supremacy and of Rittenhouse himself, who they describe as a “racist murderer” (despite the fact that his he only shot white guys in self-defense)
Additionally, the students demanded that a multicultural center be created on campus “as a safe space from white supremacy,” and that funds be diverted from the campus police department to fund the center.
In a separate statement released Monday evening, the four groups said: “The danger Kyle Rittenhouse presents is not just as person on campus, representing the violence marginalized people face every day, but the racist and fascist right-wing elements that he will bring on campus.