Kyle Rittenhouse targeted by protesters at University of Memphis speech

Angry protesters at the University of Memphis disrupted a speech by Kyle Rittenhouse on Wednesday night, as hundreds of demonstrators gathered to shout down a discussion about the Second Amendment.

Rittenhouse is best known for killing two attackers and injuring another in 2020 in defense of his own life during Black Lives Matter riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he was protecting local businesses. He was acquitted of all charges related to the incident in 2021.

Roughly 200 protesters gathered outside the auditorium where Rittenhouse was speaking at an event hosted by the conservative group Turning Point USA. Prior to the talk, TPUSA said the university took “unprecedented actions to undermine” the event. The group accused the school of “seizing control of the seating arrangements and the ticketing system” and leaking new ticketing information
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