Facebook Event Being Investigated in Possible Ties to Violence in Kenosha


On Tuesday night, two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin were killed in the city after taking to the streets to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake. In the aftermath, it seems that this might have occurred because of a Facebook event that was posted on behalf of a group known as “Kenosha Guard”. The group asked for a “call to arms” on the streets of the city in the aftermath of Blake’s shooting. The event was titled, “Armed Citizens to Protect our Lives and Property” and is now being investigated.

Facebook has since removed the event as well as the Kenosha Guard group. The group had more than 3,000 members, while the event had also been promoted by the website Infowars.

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