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Proposal To Memorialize Man Killed By Kyle Rittenhouse Tabled After Meeting Chaos

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A public meeting in Kenosha, Wis., descended into chaos Monday night as one resident accused the parks commission of quietly trying to approve a proposal to memorialize one of the two men killed by Kyle Rittenhouse in 2020.

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The commission ultimately tabled the proposal after multiple residents showed opposing the placement of a memorial tree and plaque commemorating Anthony Huber at Anderson Park.

Huber was captured on video chasing Rittenhouse and attempting to hit him with a skateboard before Rittenhouse fatally shot him in the chest during protests on Aug. 25, 2020.

The proposal was requested earlier this month by Huber’s girlfriend Hannah Gittings, according to the commission’s agenda, and it flew under the public’s radar until Kevin Mathewson, a former Kenosha alderman and current investigative journalist, published an article about the issue on his website.

Mathewson attended Monday’s meeting and engaged in a testy exchange with the commission, whom he accused of breaking the law, prompting Alderman Eric Haugaard to rep… (Read more)

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