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“The militia groups would talk with the protesters, but at the same time, they made it clear that they weren’t there for them. Their claim was that they were there to defend these properties.”

Brendan Gutenschwager had stuck around to film protesters after curfew in Kenosha, Wisconsin. That’s when he crossed paths with Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old from Illinois associated with a militia group, who was being chased down the streets by protesters after allegedly shooting someone.

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Award-winning Puerto Rican journalist. Senior Writer at New York Magazine’s The Cut. Formerly GEN, Refinery29, and more. Read my work: https://www.thecut.com/

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