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Proud Boys to hold ‘Kyle Rittenhouse appreciation rally’ in SLC on Saturday

Posted at 12:31 PM, Dec 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-03 14:31:03-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The far-right Proud Boys and other right-wing militia groups plan to hold a “Kyle Rittenhouse Appreciation” event at Washington Square in downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday from noon until 2 p.m.

The event is billed as a sort of heavily armed potluck. Expect lots of guns, along with hot chocolate, apple cider, desserts, flags, “Let’s Go Brandon” signs, and probably lots more guns.

Online flyer promoting a "Kyle Rittenhouse appreciation rally" in Salt Lake City. The event is sponsored by the Proud Boys as well as other Utah-based militia groups.

Rittenhouse was charged with several felonies for killing two men and wounding a third with a semi-automatic rifle in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the summer of 2020. Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges last month.

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