Western Kentucky University preparing for protests following announcement of controversial speaker

A Western Kentucky University student organization has invited Kyle Rittenhouse to speak on the university’s campus on March 27. Rittenhouse received national attention after killing two protesters and shooting a third during a racial justice protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020.

Rittenhouse, 18 at the time, was acquitted at a criminal trial in 2021.

A registered student organization, Western Kentucky University’s chapter of Turning Point USA, is hosting the event. The chapter is part of a national organization that advocates for right-wing causes on high school, college, and university campuses.

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