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The Streets of Kenosha and the National Stage ;By Emily Witt

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After the violence came mourning, defiance, and distortion." On Aug. 25th, a group of self-styled militia members convened a Facebook group called the Kenosha Guard, which posted an event titled “Armed Citizens to Protect our Lives and Property.”  In Kenosha, it seemed as if the violent spectacles of the past few years were converging. The right-wing militia movement was now a presence at protests for racial justice. The distortions of social media seemed more craven than ever.  I had clicked through Facebook memes in which an image of Huber, clutching the fatal gunshot wound to his chest, was Photoshopped as the cover of the Playstation game Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3."

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