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Arizona State University students want Kyle Rittenhouse removed from online classes

  • Student organizations are asking Arizona State University to expel Kyle Rittenhouse.
  • Rittenhouse registered as an online student for the ASU academic session which began on October 13.
  • Several groups of ASU students staged a protest against Rittenhouse scheduled for Wednesday.

Several Arizona State University student organizations are asking the institution to expel Kyle Rittenhouse after the 18-year-old was acquitted two weeks ago for killing two men and injuring a third during the August protests against the police shooting at Jacob Blake.

Members of Students for Socialism ASU, Students for Justice in Palestine, Mecha of ASU and the Multicultural Solidarity Coalition organized an event on Monday evening to make placards for the rally they organized and planned. Wednesday to protest against Rittenhouse’s listing.

“The danger that Kyle Rittenhouse poses is not just as a person on campus, representing the violence marginalized people face every day, but the right-wing racist and fascist elements he will bring to campus,” indicates a press release from the event organizers obtained by Insider. . “Having a right-wing fascist icon also in sight on our campus would give these organizations a free pass to recruit and organize students. “

The groups have also created a list of demands that they are asking ASU officials to respond to, including issuing a statement against Rittenhouse and white supremacy.

A post shared by Students for Socialism – ASU (@sfsasu)

“Even with a not guilty verdict from a flawed ‘justice’ system – Kyle Rittenhouse is still guilty to his victims and the families of those victims. Join us in demanding that ASU be met to protect students of violent blood, -thirsty murderer “, a Instagram post shared by the organizers of the event said.

A November 10 investigation conducted by Phoenix-based TV station 12News confirmed that although Rittenhouse did not go through the admissions process, he is enrolled as an ASU online student without a degree for the academic session which began on October 13.

After his acquittal, Rittenhouse said he dropped his two online courses at ASU due to trial pressure, but wanted them back, completed them and completed his degree in person on campus. according to WBTW.

When contacted by Insider, an ASU spokesperson confirmed that Rittenhouse is not currently enrolled in any courses and did not have to go through admissions to enroll as a student in line without diploma.

Insider has reached out to representatives for Rittenhouse for comment.