Anthony Huber Kenosha BLM protester shot dead trying to disarm teen gunman, Kyle Rittenshouse after shooting fellow demonstrator dead. Had sought to use his skateboard.
Anthony Huber of Silver Lake, Kenosha County was gunned down during attempts to stop the 17 year old militia gunman who had momentarily fired upon a BLM protester who had given chase to the teen.
According to reports, Rittenshouse had joined ‘white’ militia men seeking to protect property after Black Lives Matter protesters caused a series of arson fires and property damage throughout the city since demonstrations broke out Sunday night following the shooting of ‘black’ man, Jacob Blake after failing to yield to police demands.
At some point gunfire erupted after demonstrators & anti demonstrators ‘engaged’, with Huber, described by loved ones as a ‘talented skateboarder’ — one of two individuals shot dead by Rittenhouse. The identity of the first fatal victim has since been revealed as registered sex offender Joseph Rosenbaum.
This is #AnthonyHuber, one of the victims from last night’s shootings. His loved one tells us he was a super talented skater and shared this video with us. They’re honoring his memory by asking everyone to please come to Basik skate park to pay respects. #SkateForHuber #Kenosha pic.twitter.com/a5WGWGQJhL
— Pari Cruz (@paricruz) August 26, 2020
Social media insists skateboarder’s shooting death was self defense- but was it?
A third man, a 36-year-old from West Allis, Wisconsin, was shot in the arm but his wounds were not believed to life-threatening The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
‘He is a peaceful person,’ told a friend of Huber via cbs58. ‘He didn’t go out looking to beat people up. He’s more of a defender. And he put his life on the line for others. That’s what he did.’
Commentators on social media questioned why Huber chose to run towards the teen gunman and hit him- as opposed to seeking police involvement. Others pointed out to Huber having a previous domestic abuse battery record – and asserting that his death was thereby justified, and that he had no business ‘assaulting’ Rittenshouse with his skateboard – who they claimed was ‘forced to self defend’ himself.
Huber and Ronsebaum according to reports were shot after attempting to ‘disarm’ Rittenshouse after witnessing the teen shoot Grosskreutz, who remains hospitalized but is expected to survive.
A friend and local business owner said the three activists were known to the community as peaceful demonstrators who rallied against police brutality and systemic racism while condemning the use of violence during protests.
Loved ones planned to skate Wednesday night and in the coming days in Anthony Huber’s memory before the 7 o’clock curfew goes into effect.
A GoFunme fundraiser for Huber’s funeral costs and a step-daughter as of Wednesday night had raised $39,214 of a $25,000 goal.